EGST 0232 - Puerto Rican Literatures

Credits: 3

Crosslisted: LLIT 0232 .

This course focuses on the intersections of race, class, gender and sexual beliefs and practices in the processes of colonialism in Puerto Rico. We will examine how colonialism used constructions of sexuality to create political, cultural, and social dynamics that have pervaded the lives of the colonized, and influences the sensitivities, beliefs, and perspectives of Western cultures and practices in general. These goals will be accomplished through a close reading of Puerto Rican writers on the island, that reflect those political, cultural, and social changes that it has undergone since it was ceded to the United States as a direct result of the Spanish-American War (1898).

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