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Romance and Race in 19th Century Latin America

SPAN 467 - SPRING 2020
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This course explores why many authors turned to romance in order to rethink categories of race and gender.

We will delve into stories of forbidden love that feature slaves, bandits, lepers, and prostitutes in order to consider how Latin American identity was rewritten in the nineteenth century. Advanced undergrads are welcome to join this class!

SPRING 2020. CRN: 52372 / 52373