Instructor: René Carrasco
Meeting time: Monday, 4-6
This course will examine the world of ideas that has shaped Latin America. It is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to think critically about topics such as nationalism, capitalism, literary criticism, historiography, political and economic theory, identity politics, modernity, colonialism/postcolonialism, gender, and many other topics that have shaped intellectual debates in Latin America and all over the world. We will labor at the intersection where literature, history, politics, theories and practices meet. This course will examine ideas and the practices they inform, as well as practices and the ideas that sustain them, as products of human culture that can be contested and changed.