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The History of Wonder in Colonial Spanish American Lettres

HISP 2350H S01 [CRN: 16963]

The notion of wonder (asombro, maravilla) played a determining role in the Spanish and Creole writings of the Spanish American colonial period. The volatile aesthetic of wonder raises and implicates such important issues as otherness, exoticism, category crisis, and identity formation. A studies course examining the role of wonder in New World historiographic and literary writings of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Fall 2021
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15:00 - 17:30 Fri - from Sep 8, 2021 to Dec 21, 2021
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