Comparative Cultural Studies

CCS3984Indigenous Literatures of Latin America (O)3 ch (3C) [W]
Explores Indigenous narratives of Latin America to bring to light the historical and cultural realities of these peoples. Using translations of texts written in Spanish, Portuguese, and Indigenous languages in many genres and artistic forms, students challenge issues of race, ethnicity, class, and religion, sexuality, as well as other vital concerns of identity as reflected in both oral and written literary traditions through the history of the Americas. It will also explore the connections between ancient and contemporary Indigenous considerations and reflect on the various influences on, and of, these traditions. Open to students who have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at the university level.