Contemporary Latin American Fiction

Calendar

Welcome to Contemporary Latin American Fiction

Week 1 Synchronous zoom session

8/30

Course introduction

9/6 No classes scheduled

Recommended Event

9/9 Black and Latino Studies Department Open House 1:00 pm

Meeting ID: 849 5519 6946

Passcode: BLS2021

Puerto Rico

Week 2 Synchronous zoom session

9/13

Cardona Morales, Cezanne. “Sofa.” World Literature Today: The City Issue: San Juan, Puerto Rico. Autumn 2020.

Llenín Figueroa, Beatriz. “This Was Meant to Be a Hurricane Diary.” Aftershocks of Disaster. Haymarket, 2019.

Gallisá Muriente, Sofía. “Another Haphazard Gesture.” Aftershocks of Disaster. Haymarket, 2019.

Recommended Event:

9/14

Extra-credit opportunity with 300-word reflection:

“Latina, Latino, Latinx: What’s in a name?” Round Table 6:00 pm

Meeting ID: 818 9686 9208

Passcode: BLS2021​

Haiti/Guadeloupe/France/ Cuba/US

Week 3 Synchronous zoom session

9/20

Danticat, Edwidge. “Seeing Things Simply.” Krik? Krak! Soho Press, 2015.

Obejas, Achy. “The Sound Catalog.” The Tower of the Antilles. Akashic Books, 2017.

Oral/slide presentations

Boothby,Jazz

Gonzalez Sanchez,Iris

Grullon,Michael L

US/Dominican Republic

Week 4 Synchronous zoom session

9/27

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Clap When You Land. Harper Teen, 2020. (Pages 1-115)

Oral/slide presentations

Larsen,Sven G

Week 5 Synchronous zoom session

10/4

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Clap When You Land. Harper Teen, 2020. (Pages 116-218)

Oral/slide presentations

Lowe,Stefan E

10/11 No Classes Scheduled

Week 6 In-Person Session (Room B-Vert 9 180)

10/18

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Clap When You Land. Harper Teen, 2020. (Pages 219-320)

Oral/slide presentations

Ramrup,Uma D

Salas,Alan

Sasunov,Samuel

Recommended Events:

Extra-credit opportunity with 300-word reflection:

10/21

1:00 pm Fringe Boricua Filmmaking in NYC: Reimagining the Queer Archive 

6:00 pm Reading Convo with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Week 7 Synchronous zoom session

10/25

Acevedo, Elizabeth. Clap When You Land. Harper Teen, 2020. (Pages 321-417)

Oral/slide presentations

Tavera,Loida Stelli

Tellez,Anthony

Thakur,Priya D

Joseph,Matthew

Extra-credit opportunity with 300-word reflection:

Latinx Visions Podcast, Episode on Clap When You Land and Elizabeth Acevedo

Week 8 Asynchronous Session

11/1

The midterm project is due through email

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Self-evaluation 

México/US

Week 9 In-Person Session (Room B-Vert 9 180)

Asynchronous Screening

I’m Not Longer Here (Fernando Frías de la Parra, 2019)

11/8

Pacini Hernandez, Deborah. “From Cumbia Colombiana to Cumbia Cosmopolatina: Roots, Routes, Race, and Mestizaje.” Jstor.org. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1bw1j5k.9

Oral/slide presentations

Thomas,Christi D

Wang,Qikai

Cruz,Janice

Colombia

Week 10 Synchronous zoom session

Asynchronous Screening

La playa D.C. (Juan Andrés Arango Garcia, 2012)

11/15

Tickner, Arlene. “Aquí en el Ghetto: Hip-Hop in Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico.” Latin American Politics and Society, Fall, 2008, Vol. 50, No. 3 (Fall, 2008), pp. 121-146 https://www.jstor.org/stable/30130878

Oral/slide presentations

Gonzalez,Diego A

Gonzalez,Elizabeth

Grechka,Inna V

Jara,Yecienia Natali

Chile

Week 11 Synchronous Zoom Session 

Asynchronous Screening

Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Bent Jorgen Perlmutt, 2019)

11/22

Bolaño, Roberto. “Meeting With Enrique Lihn.” The Return. New Directions, 2010.

Lihn, Enrique. “Six Solitudes.” https://paulweinfieldtranslations.wordpress.com/2015/08/27/enrique-lihn-six-solitudes/

Oral/slide presentations

Omane,Felicia Abena Agyeiwah

Pacheco,Emily Anais

Pulla,Yamilee J

Perú

Week 12 In-Person Session (Room B-Vert 9 180)

11/29

Alarcón, Daniel and Sheila Alvarado. City of Clowns. Riverhead Books, 2015. (Pages 1-64)

Oral/slide presentations

Young,Jathiya Barry

Ramos-Hunter,Evon M

Robles Aparicio,Emelin

Scott,Shayla Monique

Hakim,Taha

Extra-credit Opportunity (just for attending)

Wednesday 12/1 at 6:00 pm

TLH Panel: Imperialism, Education, and Resistance: Experiences from Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and The Dominican Republic

Eventbrite registration link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imperialism-education-and-resistance-tickets-210471384577

Week 13 In-Person Session (Room B-Vert 9 180)

12/6

Alarcón, Daniel and Sheila Alvarado. City of Clowns. Riverhead Books, 2015. (Pages 65-133)

Oral/slide presentations

Vivanco-Opazo,Alejandrina

Williams,Christian I

Yoo,Kelly

Jeune Dumeny,Santiella

Lind,Donna

Peralta,Aryan

Wrapping-up

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Collective final reflection

Week 14 Synchronous or Asynchronous Session

12/13

Individual Consultations

Final Examination

12/15 until 11:59 pm via email.

Please send your project as a Word, Goggle, or Pages document; as an audio file, or send the links to your social media.

Final Grade Submission Deadline

12/27

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