Jun 27, 2022  
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WLL 326 - Suspected Whiteness: The Transatlantic Construction of Race in Spain


Credits: 3
A relatively small country in southern Europe, Spain offers a surprisingly nuanced context in which to study questions of race and ethnicity. This course enters into critical dialogue with films, theater, social media, and other types of performance that represent the construction of race at different history moments in Spain. We will look at texts that shore up hegemonic discourses of Spanish whiteness as well as texts that intervene in this discussion and consider to what degree they do so effectively. By reading Spanish texts in this course asks students to consider how learning about the Spanish context invites them to reflect on their own subject positions. The culminating project for this course will be a public-facing video essay that articulate issues relating race and ethnicity in Spain for a U.S. audience.  
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Note(s): (Fulfills Cultural Diversity and Humanities requirements; fulfills Bridge Experience, Global Cultural Perspectives, and Humanistic Inquiry requirements.)
Mary Kate Donovan



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