In recent decades, the region has undergone a process of liberation from assumed principles of knowledge and understanding of how the world is and should be. We have seen a veritable explosion in the production of theories and novel cultural practices in Latin America and the Latinx world. As each school of thought and praxis emerges, it questions inherited views of the world postulated by its predecessors, and remakes textual and social practices. Through discussions of Latin American and Latinx texts and visual-cultural materials, and engagement with new cultural practices, this course examines multiple ways writers, artists, activists, and critics reimagine the region and propose novel ways to address ongoing cultural and intellectual challenges towards opening up horizons and visions neglected in mainstream culture.
Prerequisite: Spanish 301,302 or permission of instructor.