POETICS OF BILINGUALISM
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31880
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Concentrating on what is bilingualism, and after reviewing its historical and cultural parameters in Latin America, we will study the violent encounter between the Indigenous languages and the languages brought by the Conquistadores (Spanish, English, French, Portuguese), and its impact on the formation of the nation, class relations, race and language. This will be a non-chronological account of the cultural and linguistic genocides, encounters, shocks and invasions from the times of La Malinche, Sor Juana, and other authors to Latino Writing Today. Theories of Francine Massiello, Doris Sommer, and Juan Flores will be examined, as well as authors such as Sylvia Molloy, Octavio Paz, Esmeralda Santiago, Luis Rafael Sánchez, Guillermo Gómez Peña, Pedro Pietri, Dolores Prida Gloria Anzaldúa, and Lhasa di Sela, among others. We will explore questions regarding bilingualism, language and nation formation, translation studies, border studies, and minority writing. Discussion on the importance of bilingualism in a globalized world, as well as issues conforming publication and expectations on Latino writing will also be addressed.
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: SPAN 1250
Class Attributes
Global Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Aurea Sotomayor
Meets
MoWeFr 1:15PM - 2:05PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
21
Seats Open
4
Class Capacity
25
Unrestricted Seats
4
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20