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LLS 596 VC - Graduate Seminar in LLS - Theory and Literary Criticism

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Examination of specific topics in Latina/Latino Studies. Topics vary. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or subsequent semesters to a maximum of 12 hours.

Special Instructions:

Meets with SPAN 572 and PORT 572. Topic: Philosophical Conversations with Hemispheric Latin Americanism Between Colonialism and Postcolonialism. This seminar functions as a presentational overview of major critical theories and schools of thought for the analysis of literary and cultural texts since the mid-20th century. On another level, the goal of this seminar is to bring these theoretical texts into conversation with Spanish, Latin American, Luso-Brazilian, and U.S. Latinx critical theories. That is, this seminar seeks to bring together seemingly disparate or contradictory texts in ways that challenge, redefine, and reconceptualize what is -theory.- We will be asked to read these theories against the grain, in search of new possibilities that might emerge or make themselves knowable through our critical inquiries. This seminar centralizes hemispheric Latin American thinkers, their writing and philosophies, necessarily including the Caribbean and U.S. Latinx contexts.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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