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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

PORT 60.03 America & the Oblique Gaze

The starting point for this discussion is the cultural category I have called "oblique gaze" (Franconi, 1997, 98, 00, 02, …), which is the perception of the cultural neighbor next door in the Americas: Portuguese-Spanish America, the Caribbean and Latin America, Latin America-United States etc. This critical concept originally emerged in a study on how Brazilian and Hispanic-American literatures construct images of the other commonly under marks of generalization, ignorance, stereotyping, distrust, antagonism, sublimation ... marks, in short, of inadequate representation of the other. The category is useful for all other "oblique gazes" throughout the Americas, as they appear in literature, film etc. In the present course relevant examples from Brazilian and Hispanic American literatures and audiovisual productions are introduced.



Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


17W: 12