Course Schedule

MODULE NO. 1: LATIN@ STUDIES AND POSTCOLONIAL THOUGHT

Week 1: August 30 – September 3

Material:
You bring out the Mexican in me, Sandra Cisneros 

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Week 2: September 6 – September 10

Material:
“Part I Mankind’s Poverty as a Consequence of the Wealth of the Land” Pages 11-20 in Open Veins of Latin America : Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. New York :Monthly Review Press, 1997. Brooklyn College Library E-Book (login to Brooklyn College library to read online or download the chapter)

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Week 3: September 13 – September 17

Material:
Partha Chatterjee The Nation and its Fragments “Whose Imagined   Community?” Pages 3-6 (PDF)

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Short Essay No.1

Week 4: September 20 – September 24  

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Quiz No.1

Week 5: September 27 – October 1

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MODULE NO.2: DISPLACEMENT

Week 6: October 4 – October 8

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Week 6 Discussion Forum 

Week 7: October 11 – October 15 

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Short Essay No.2

Week 8: October 18 – October 22

Material:

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Annotations of “La fiesta de los Linares” by Janet Arelis Quezada in Ambientes New Queer Latino Writing (BC Library), edited by Lazaro Lima and Felipe Picano.

MODULE NO.3: ART AND ACTIVISM OF LATIN@ CULTURES

Week 9: October 25 – October 29

Material:

La Fiesta de los Linares” by Janet Arelis Quezada in Ambientes New Queer Latino Writing (BC Library), edited by Lazaro Lima and Felipe Picano.

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Quiz No. 2

Week 10: November 1 – November 5

Material:

  • Selected photography of Dulce Pinzón (link)
  • Selected photography of Graciela Iturbide (link)

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Short Essay No.3

Week 11: November 8 – November 12

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Bring to class internet search results of the following hashtags: #SomoslosotrosNY, #Runningforayotzinapa, #AyotzinapaNY.

Week 12: November 15 – November 19

Material:

Running for Ayotzinapa: A father’s marathon to find his son 

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  • Quiz No.3
  • Bring to class internet search results of “Selena Quintanilla”

Week 13: November 22 – November 26

Material:

Case Study Selena Quintanilla

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Short essay No.4

Week 14: November 29 – December 3

Material:

Poem “Sleepless City” by Federico García Lorca: visions of the city

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Week 15: December 6 – December 10

Preparing the final

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