Spring 2012

Puerto Rican Flows

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-356

Formerly listed as: SPAN-56


Lucia M. Suarez (Section 01)


[RC] In this class we will examine the historic and political settings that have shaped Puerto Rican migrations, as well as the constructions of Puerto Rican national and diaspora identity through seminal literatures and films. Industrialization of Puerto Rico, discourses of national transformation, economic failures, barrio culture, representations of moral decay, and manifestos of survival and new modalities of bi-culturalism will be interrogated in order to achieve a nuanced understanding of Puerto Rican realities both on the island and the mainland. Some of the authors to be explored include Pedro Rivera, Julia de Burgos, Rosario Ferré, Ana Lydia Vega, and Piñero. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 199, 211 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Suárez.

If Overenrolled: Enrollment will be managed in coordination with other department offerings


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2012