Atlantic Constellations: Migration, Exile, Second Slavery
This seminar explores the collective identities of Afro-descendant slaves in the Americas as well as migrant and exiled Spaniards away from the homeland. We will consider three main themes: 1) chattel or second slavery in Cuba, and, secondarily, in the U.S. and/or Brazil; 2) Ibero-Atlantic diasporas since the mid-nineteenth century, including so-called white slavery; and 3) the career of María Zambrano, an expatriate intellectual who turned her banishment from Spain in 1939 into the enabling condition of her radical revision of Western philosophy and the ethics of exile. Prerequisite: 300-level or above Spanish course that meets foreign language (FL) requirement.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least one 300-level Spanish course, or equivalent, or approval of instructor