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SPAN-495-01 Colonial & Post-Colonial Readings
Spring for 2012-2013
The purpose of this course is two fold: First, to study and analyze texts written by indigenous writers in the Colonial period as well as in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, and second, to become familiar with colonial and postcolonial theories. The aim is to explore what are the implications of reading a colonial text with postcolonial theories and if a reading of contemporary texts with a colonial lense alters its interpretation. Among the underlying issues in these cross-readings are the construction of meaning, and the limits of theory. We will include colonial texts by Titu Cusi Yupanqui, Santa Cruz Pachacuti Salcamagua, the Vision of the Vanquished, Alva Ixtilxochitl, Guaman Poma de Ayala, and contemporary texts by Mayan, Quechua and Aymara writers. Our theoretical texts will include Aimee, Fanon, Memmi, Loomba, De Certeau, Dussel, Spivak and Quijano.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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Spring '13: Salles-Reese, V. (description)
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