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Violence, Migration, and Literature in the Americas

COM 449/SPA 449/LAS 449

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This course studies literature dealing with contemporary regimes of violence and forced migration in the Americas. Focusing on the passage from the Cold War to the War on Drugs, it analyzes the history of the current "migration crisis" in relation to structural adjustments, regimes of accumulation, border patrolling, and immigrant incarceration. Working with poetry, narrative, essays, and film, it explores the ways in which artistic interventions and cultural imagination have become crucial spaces for creating systems of legibility and resistance that reflect on the migrant experience and the historicity of multiple injustices.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 16
  • Capacity: 17
  • Class Number: 42503
  • Schedule: W 01:30 PM-04:20 PM