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Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies: Invaders as Ancestors, Gods and Vampires

SPA 350/LAS 349

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Familiar and unfamiliar beings, under the guise of gods, ancestors or vampire-like creatures, dominate representations of conquest and invasion. Drawing on texts by indigenous and Spanish authors alike, we examine the reception of these mythic beings and their place in historical narratives of the conquest of Mexico, the American Southwest, and the Andes.
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Section S01