SPAN-296 Caribbean Culture
This course will examine different aspects of contemporary Caribbean culture through the lens of Cuba. We will analyze a wide selection of texts from literary, cinematic, musical, and media sources to explore questions of identity and transnationalism.
Race, class and gender construction will form central elements of the course. We will examine testimonies such as Biografía de un cimarrón, films like Habana Blues (2005), and music by various generations of artists.
Students will be required to do the following: 1) a weekly blog, 2) 3 short essays (one on literature, one on film, and one on music or another genre, 3) an oral presentation.
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