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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


SPAN 80.13 Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia, then and now

The US Census Bureau predicted that the US Hispanic community will grow to 96,500,000 by 2050 and will constitute a quarter of the total population of the country. This prediction occurred before anti-immigration and anti-Hispanic rhetoric permeated conservative political discourse in recent times. The political status of the Spanish language in local and global contexts is highly contested today, and so is the place of Hispanic cultures. This course looks at linguistic policies and politics that contributed to abhor or extol the Spanish language in Spain and across the Atlantic, both north and south of the Rio Bravo. We will look at case studies from Spain, Latin America and the US Latino communities from a modern and historical perspective, so as to understand how cultural and governmental institutions have shaped and shaken Spanish-speaking communities around the globe. Students will research the perplexing history of pro- and anti-Hispanic rhetorics in order to understand how the Spanish language came to be a global instrument of communication used by millions, but one that can be severely harmed and stigmatized.

Instructor

18W: Cirnigliaro

Prerequisite

SPAN 20

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:INT or LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

18W: 10