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Spring 2012
Apr 20,2014
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LIBS 602 - THE CONQUEST OF CALIBAN
This course examines the remarkable encounters between European and non-European civilizations, with a focus on the "discovery" and conquest of the Americas. We will study documents written by key participants such as Columbus and Cortes, and western classics from that period, such as More's UTOPIA and Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST. These texts provide insight into the romanticized construction of an identity for "other" peoples, but provide little access into their actual cultures and visions; Shakespeare's "savage", Caliban, when given language, uses it only to curse. To add cross-cultural perspectives, we will read writings from "conquered" peoples in America and elsewhere. In summary, the course explores the momentous cultural, historical, and ecological consequences of these civilizational encounters.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

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