Spanish & Portuguese | Topics in Contemporary Spanish American Lit
S680 | 3978 | Fox

Topic: Exorcizing Ariel - Speaking Caliban

Professor Patricia Fox
TR 2:30 - 3:45 pm section #3978
Ballantine Hall 208

This seminar course examines the legacy of Ariel/Caliban as played out
in the intellectual history of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and
Latin America  from the 19th into the 20th century.  The course will
analyze archetypes, problematizing, briefly, the reconstruction of
Prospero and Miranda as owners of the written , visual text.  Then
more fully the discussion format will focus the invisibility of a
number of Calibans, the absence of Sycorax's daughters and the
centrality of extra-literary focuses such as orality and popular
culture in the "antagonistic" discourses of these groups.  The nature
of class materials assumes an advanced graduate level.  Grading will
be based on in class presentations, a shorter study and a longer final