Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ASRC 4151 - Negrismo, Negritude and Surrealism in the Caribbean

(crosslisted) COML 4364 ROMS 4151  
(EC-LASP)     
Spring. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

G. Aching.

This course examines the works of major poets and artists from the Spanish and French- speaking Caribbean from roughly 1925-1945. During this period, two movements—Negrismo and Négritude—emerged, on the one hand, as anticolonial efforts at Black self-expression in the Caribbean and, on the other, as engagements with European avant-garde movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. We will examine canonical works by Luis Palés Matos, Nicolás Guillén, Wifredo Lam, Lydia Cabrera, Aimé Césaire, Suzanne Césaire, Léon Gontran Damas, and Hector Hyppolite. Theoretical readings include Franz Fanon and Antonio Benítez Rojo. Reading knowledge of Spanish or French or both is recommended but not required. Students may write their papers in Spanish, French, or English.



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