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1 Proposal: number 182

182. SPAN 051: Hispanic-Jewish literature in Translation

This is a new course

Contact:Barbara Simerka
Abstract:The purpose of this course is to introduce students to representative Hispanic
(Latin American, Brazilian and Spanish, Sephardic and Ashkenazic) fictional
work (diaries, short stories, plays and novels), and critical material. This
course fulfills PLAS requirements for Reading Literature. Students will learn
to read, discuss and write about texts in fulfillment of the norms of
literature as a discipline, including: 1) techniques of close reading:
stylistic analysis of formal features and literary genres and periods of
stories, plays and diaries. 2) Examination of literary and cultural models that
seek to define identity, gender, race, ethnicity, class and sexuality. 3)
Placing the Hispanic Jewish cultural heritage within the context of other arts,
especially film, and other literatures and cultures, in particular North
American. The role of bilingualism and biculturalism, of migration,
acculturation and assimilation. The impact of Zionism, the Holocaust, and
political extremism as portrayed in Hispanic literature and cinema. and nation;
assimilation vs. the politics of identity.

Submissions and Approvals

Course Date Requirement Action By Whom Notes
SPAN 051 2010-12-02 RL Submitted Dept
SPAN 051 2010-12-02 WC Submitted Dept
SPAN 051 2011-01-15 RL Revised Dept
SPAN 051 2011-01-15 WC Revised Dept
SPAN 051 2011-03-02 RL Approved GEAC
SPAN 051 2011-03-02 WC Approved GEAC
SPAN 051 2011-03-10 RL Approved UCC
SPAN 051 2011-03-10 ET Approved UCC
SPAN 051 2011-04-14 RL Approved Senate
SPAN 051 2011-04-14 WC Approved Senate