Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Kelly McDonough


Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Minnesota

Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Kelly McDonough

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Interests


Critical Indigenous Studies; Latin American Colonial Literatures; Ethnohistory (Nahuatl Studies); Decolonizing Methodologies; Environmental Humanities

Courses


LAS 370S • Intro To Literatures/Culs

39595 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEN 1.108
(also listed as SPN 328C)

Taught in Spanish. Overview of Iberian and/or Latin American literatures and cultures, including the arts and popular expressions, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa.

LAS 370S • Intro To Literatures/Culs

39748 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm MEZ 1.120
(also listed as SPN 328C)

The contact zone, according to literary and cultural studies scholar Mary Louise Pratt, can be defined as “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today.”1 With the contact zone as an organizing framework, this course is an introduction to the cultural texts produced in the complex social, cultural, historical, geographical, and political contexts of Iberian and Latin America. As opposed to the impossible task of a chronological march through hundreds of years and more than twenty countries, we will instead utilize a multidisciplinary approach utilizing concepts crucial to understanding Iberian and Latin American literary/cultural phenomena. These concepts include mapping and representation; the politics and legacy of encounters; social identities; coercion and subversion; discourses of the modern nation; inclusions and exclusions; and movements and migrations. Throughout the semester you will acquire and practice the skills necessary to analyze a variety of written, visual, oral, and embodied texts, culminating in an original and independent multi-media research project related to the course topic(s).

LAS 370S • Intro To Literatures/Culs

39749 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ 1.212
(also listed as SPN 328C)

The contact zone, according to literary and cultural studies scholar Mary Louise Pratt, can be defined as “social spaces where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power, such as colonialism, slavery, or their aftermaths as they are lived out in many parts of the world today.”1 With the contact zone as an organizing framework, this course is an introduction to the cultural texts produced in the complex social, cultural, historical, geographical, and political contexts of Iberian and Latin America. As opposed to the impossible task of a chronological march through hundreds of years and more than twenty countries, we will instead utilize a multidisciplinary approach utilizing concepts crucial to understanding Iberian and Latin American literary/cultural phenomena. These concepts include mapping and representation; the politics and legacy of encounters; social identities; coercion and subversion; discourses of the modern nation; inclusions and exclusions; and movements and migrations. Throughout the semester you will acquire and practice the skills necessary to analyze a variety of written, visual, oral, and embodied texts, culminating in an original and independent multi-media research project related to the course topic(s).

LAS 370S • Cult Contact Colonial Spn Amer

40675 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm MEZ 1.202
(also listed as SPN 355)

Taught in Spanish. Latin American Studies 322 and 370S may not both be counted unless the topics vary.


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