Also offered as USLT418C. Credit granted for SPAN408R or USLT418C.
Focus is placed on Central American Diasporas in the context of modern Central American societies, histories, (geo)politics, social and revolutionary movements, and cultural and literary production. It offers students an opportunity to learn more about Central America and its diasporic communities within and beyond the isthmus. Located between oceans, continents, and worldviews, the Central American isthmus has been a site of dispersion and cross-pollination of flora, fauna, peoples, cultures, and stories within and outside of the region. Covering El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and their translocations, we will study representative Central American texts and critical diasporic literature in relation to exile, (im)migration, war, genocide, violence, transnationalism, globalization, among other topics.