Indigenous Voices from Latin America

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Indigenous Voices Latin Am

Spring 2022

Taught By: Juan Decastro

Section: A

CRN: 10841

Credits: 4

This course studies texts written by indigenous writers in the region traditionally known as Latin America, also called Abya Yala by indigenous activists. The survey begins with The Popol Vuh and The Huarochiri Manuscript, texts produced in the aftermath of the Spanish invasion of the 16th century that attempt to preserve the beliefs of, in this case, Maya and Quechua peoples, and concludes with contemporary poets who write in indigenous languages,, such as the Mapuche Elicura Chihuallaf, winner of the Chilean National Literature Award. Other authors read include the Andean indigenous chronicler Guamán Poma de Ayala, the Maya-Quiché activist Rigoberta Menchú, and the Maya novelist Luis de Lión.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45pm 5/17/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 262

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022