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Programa

CURSO:LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES IN LITERATURE
TRADUCCIÓN:ESTUDIOS EN LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA
SIGLA:LET203I
CRÉDITOS:10
MODULOS:2	
CARACTER:OPTATIVO
TIPO:CATEDRA
DISCIPLÍNA:	LITERATURA
CALIFICACIÓN:ESTÁNDAR
PALABRAS CLAVE:LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, CONTACT ZONE, INDIGENOUS AUTHORS
NIVEL FORMATIVO:PREGRADO


I.COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course offers an introduction to Latin American Studies through a selection of key cultural and literary texts by and about indigenous people: essays, novels, poems, short stories and films. It considers how non-indigenous and indigenous authors grappled with a “contact zone”(Pratt) that began in the colonial period and that, despite important shifts, continues into the present.


II.LEARNING OBJECTIVES

General

1.To describe and analyze representations created by and about indigenous peoples in Latin America from
the colonial period to the present.


Specific

1.To evaluate continuities and shifts in Latin American public representations of indigenous people.

2.To analyze how indigenous authors have responded to public representations about them.

3.To compare and contrast texts and themes in the writings of indigenous authors from different parts of Latin America.


III.CONTENTS

1.Written Colonial Encounters

2.Myth-Making for a Nation

3.Self-Representation in Contested Modernities

4.Dictatorships and Resistances in Writing

5.Neoliberalism and Indigenous Struggles


IV.LEARNING METHODOLOGY

-Lectures

-Class discussion

-Small group work

-Close reading and analysis of fictional and theoretical texts in class


V.LEARNING EVALUATION

-Participation in class and small group activities: 15%

-In-class writing (in pairs) exercises: 20%

-Review of film or speaker’s talk: 5%

-Midterm: 25%

-Cumulative Final: 35%


VI.BIBLIOGRAPHY

Arias, Arturo, and David Stoll, eds. The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy. University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Aunt Loot Book Co, 1987. Arguedas, José María. Deep Rivers. Waveland Press, 2002.

Beverley, John. "The Margin at the Center: On Testimony." The Real Thing: Testimonial.

Discourse and Latín America. Duke University Press, 1996.

Boone, Elizabeth. Introduction. Writing Without Words. Alternative Literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes. Elizabeth Hill Boone, Walter Mignolo, eds. Duke University Press, 1994.

Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth (Ed). I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Verso,1994.

Crow, Joanna. "Literary Acts of Decolonisation: Contemporary Mapuche Poetry in Santiago de Chile." Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 11.3 (2015): 1-28.

De la Vega, Garcilaso. Royal Commentaries of the Incas and General History of Peru. University of Texas Press, 2014.

De las Casas, Bartolomé. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies. Penguin UK, 1992. Earle, Rebecca. "Creole Patriotism and the Myth of the 'Loyal Indian'." Past & Present 172 (2001): 125-145.

Echeverría, Esteban. “El Matadero (The Slaughterhouse).” Translated by Angel Flores. New Mexico Quarterly 12.3 (1942): 389-405.

Franco, Jean. "‘Alien to Modernity’: The Rationalization of Discrimination." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 15.2 (2006): 171-181.

Guevara, Ernesto and Cintio Vitier. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey. Ocean Press, 2003.
 
Hooker, Juliet. “‘A Doctrine that Nourished the Hopes of the Non-White Races’: Vasconcelos, Mestizaje's Travels, and U.S. Latino Politics”. Theorizing Race in the Americas. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Huaiquimilla, Claudia. Mala Junta (Bad Influence). Lanza Verde, 16 Oct. 2016.

Lewis, Stephen. "Myth and the History of Chile's Araucanians." Radical History Review 58 (1994): 112-141.

Manquilef, Manuel. Comentarios Del Pueblo Araucano II: La Jimnasia Nacional (Juegos, Ejercicios y Bailes)." Revista de Folklore Chileno IV.3-5 (1914).

PUCP. “PUCP - 3 láminas de Guaman Poma analizadas por Rolena Adorno.” Youtube. 24 Jun. 2015, youtu.be/XMGikHZ-ulA

Quijano, Anibal. "Coloniality of power and Eurocentrism in Latin America." International Sociology 15.2 (2000): 215-232.

Ramos, Julio. “Fragmentation of the Republic of Letters.” Divergent Modernities: Culture and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Duke University Press, 2001.

Richards, Patricia. Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.

Rivera, Tomás. And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. Carmel, CA: Hampton-Brown, 1987.

Rotker, Susana. “Frontier Bodies: Esteban Echeverría’s La Cautiva.” Captive Women: Oblivion and Memory in Argentina. University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Salles, Walter. Diarios de Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries). Buena Vista International, 15 Jan. 2004.

Sarmiento, Domingo. Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism. University of California Press, 2003.

Stoll, David. Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans. Westview Press, 1999.

Tohe, Laura. “There is No Word for Feminism in My Language”. Wicazo Sa Review, Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2000, pp. 103-110.

Vasconcelos, José. The Cosmic Race. JHU Press, 1997.

Winn, Peter. “A View from the South.” Americas: The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean. University of California Press, 1999


PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE     
FACULTAD DE LETRAS / NOVIEMBRE 2018