Sugar, Salsa & Santería
This course explores Caribbean cultures through music, film, religion and other forms of expression. We will focus on diaspora, slavery, colonialism, and the formation of present-day postcolonial cultures, and examine the articulation of Caribbean identities through such concepts as contrapunteo, calibanismo, zombiismo, negrismo, aplatanamiento, and insularismo. Taught in Spanish, with some Francophone and Anglophone texts in English. Students will prepare one presentation, weekly short writing assignments, midterm and final.