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LAS-200-Afro-Latin@s: Literature, Memory, Politics - Offered fall-12

August 28, 2012

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LAS 200-Afro-Latin@s: Literature, Memory, Politics


Migration of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Caribbeans to the United States was present since colonial times. This course focuses on the historical, social and political roles Afro-Latin@s have played in the configuration of contemporary diaspora theories, archives and politics. We will discuss how language, and culture influence their views on race and racial solidarities and their crucial contributions to the political and social languages of the African diaspora.  Our discussions will emphasize the lives of black Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and Central Americans and their stories of radical activism, identity negotiation from the end of the nineteenth-century to the role of contemporary Afro-Latin@ activists their cultures, performances and politics.

Prerequisites:  Span 201 (taught in English) or consent of instructor.  Available for freshmen.


Prof. Jossianna Arroyo, UT Austin
Mellon Visiting Scholar-Fall 2012
MW 3 - 4:30 pm

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