Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Languages & Cultures School




One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours




#8 in BA List courses

Assessment methods

Two essays, two presentations.

Course coordinator

Dr Roberto Esposto

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course will study the place of Latin American cultural thought within the Western culture. It will discuss questions related to centre/periphery, appropriation/rewriting, and orthodoxy/subversion in cultural studies in order to address two interrelated sets of issues: first, that Latin American thought has been constructed as a marginal paradigm in the symbolic space of Western culture; and second, that theoretical products specific to Latin America - Mestizaje, Magical Realism, Liberation Theology - elaborate on European systems of thought and radically transform them. Texts in Spanish/Portuguese will be studied in English translation. This course may be cancelled if there are fewer than 20 enrolments.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile