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AC-258966-18
Enriching the Latin American Studies Program
Ana Maria Hernandez, CUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community College

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AC-258966-18

HUA196 Latin American Art (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: HUA196 Latin American Art
Author: Liena Vayzman
Abstract: This course introduces students to the visual art traditions of Latin America through lecture, readings, and discussion. Topics include: pre-Hispanic art and architecture, Latina/o art, Spanish/Portuguese colonial-era art, Mexican moderism, and post-colonial art. Students analyze the meaning and techniques of selected artworks in Latin American art history through written assignments and oral presentations.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

HUM107 Music of Latin America (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: HUM107 Music of Latin America
Author: William Fulton
Abstract: This course is a survey of the music of Latin America, from Brazilian samba to Dominican bachata and more. Latin American musical developments from the past and present will be studied to show the individual characteristics as well as the common elements within various styles, while considering the global impact of Latin Music genres. This course will expand students' understanding of world cultures and global issues through an interdisciplinary lens.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

SSA106 Anthropology of Latin America (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: SSA106 Anthropology of Latin America
Author: Ryan Mann-Hamilton
Abstract: This course will focus on the different peoples and cultures of Latin America, including Indigenous groups, Afro descendant communities, European emigrants and other communities engaged in the formation of the category of mestizo. The social and cultural organization of each of these groups will be examined, particularly in their relationship to the larger society. The impact of the global economy on Latin American cultures will also be examined.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

ENG249 Caribbean Literature (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: ENG249 Caribbean Literature
Author: Belkis González
Abstract: This course examines the literary and cultural production of hispanophone, francophone, and anglophone regions of the Caribbean and of the Caribbean diaspora in the U.S. It surveys the variety of Caribbean writing, exploring how its texts represent community, class, race, gender, culture, nation, and ethnicity. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, students will analyze literature alongside visual culture, musical genres, and historical narratives.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

HUN192 Art and Society (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: HUN192 Art and Society
Author: Arianne Fernandez
Abstract: Students will create a reaction piece that will highlight an issue of their choosing in a particular neighborhood of NYC. The work must be influenced in some way by the body of work of at least one Latin American artist from the list provided by the instructor.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

ELS250 Latin American Literature in Translation (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: ELS250 Latin American Literature in Translation
Author: Ernesto Menéndez-Conde
Abstract: This low stake assignment was developed upon attending to the Seminar Enriching Latin American Studies. This seminar helped me to understand cultural processes in Latin American in a deeper manner. It particularly helped me to be more aware of the connections between the Marvelous Real -as Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier defines the term- and transculturation, as defined by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz. I am also interested in developing interdisciplinary approaches in my Latin American Fiction in Translation (ELS250) class. With this assignment, I would like to explore the links between Alejo Carpentier’s writing and music, while helping students to appreciate Carpentier’s prose, and the links between Baroque aesthetics, transculturation and the concept of Latin American Marvelous Real.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

HUT220 Theater of Latin America Syllabus (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: HUT220 Theater of Latin America Syllabus
Author: Juan Recondo
Abstract: This course will introduce students to theatre and performance practices throughout the Americas (U.S. Latinx community, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Hispanophone Caribbean). We will examine how the drama reflects the different histories and cultures of Latin America. Furthermore, we will explore an intercultural dialogue between national dramas to identify connections between the different Americas. The course will delve into topics dealing with politics, history, dictatorship and revolution, imperialism and colonialism, identity (gender, sexual, national, and racial/ethnic, among others), borders, mestizaje, and indigenous performances. Students will acquire a working knowledge of the scholarship and drama of Latin America and the artists’ relation to U.S. and European cultural practices.
Year: 2018
Audience: Undergraduate

Frantz Fanon's Contributions to Post-Colonial Theory (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Frantz Fanon's Contributions to Post-Colonial Theory
Author: Belkis Gonzalez
Abstract: Dr. Gonazalez offered an overview of the theories of Frantz Fanon and their impact on the literature and political theory of the Americas as well as his influence on subsequent theories and authors such as Roberto Fernandez Retamar and Edward Said.
Date Range: 4/12/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, Conference Room C-459

The Debate at Valladolid: Bartolome de las Casas vs Juan Gines de Sepulveda (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Debate at Valladolid: Bartolome de las Casas vs Juan Gines de Sepulveda
Author: Milton Roberto Ruiz
Abstract: Prof. Ruiz offered a comprehensive presentation on the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the Valladolid debate of 1550 regarding the nature of indigenous peoples of the Americas. The presentation discussed the important influences of Aristotle and how his ideas were being challenged partly as a result of the discovery of the New World. Prof Ruiz also discussed the significant contribution this debate made to human rights theories on a global scale.
Date Range: 5/10/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459

Anti-Slavery Movement and Related Documents in the United States and Latin America (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Anti-Slavery Movement and Related Documents in the United States and Latin America
Author: Paul Fess
Abstract: Dr. Fess offered a comprehensive presentation regarding the anti-slavery movement in the United States and subsequent developments in Cuban literature. He compared the the similarities and differences of the literature and discourse of these movements.
Date Range: 5/10/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459

Caliban: Culture and Nation-Building in the Caribbean (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Caliban: Culture and Nation-Building in the Caribbean
Author: Maria Victoria Perez-Rios
Abstract: Professor Perez-Rios offered a compelling presentation about the re-contextualization of the character of Caliban within the framework of post-colonial theory in the second half of the twentieth century.
Date Range: 9/27/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459

Borges, "The South," and Sarmiento Revisited (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Borges, "The South," and Sarmiento Revisited
Author: Ernesto Menendez-Conde
Abstract: Dr. Menendez-Conde discussed the story by Jorge Luis Borges within the context of the debates surrounding civilization and barbarism between Jose Marti and Domingo Sarmiento in the latter half of 19th century Latin America.
Date Range: 9/27/19

The Menchu-Stoll Controversy, An Overview (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: The Menchu-Stoll Controversy, An Overview
Author: Rebecca Tally
Abstract: Dr. Tally discussed the many factors and points of view of the Menchu-Stoll controversy of the 1990s, connecting it to the seminar's previous human rights discussions involving the indigenous populations of the Americas.
Date Range: 11/22/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459

Integrative Learning Assignment: Paper Cadavers (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Integrative Learning Assignment: Paper Cadavers
Author: Cory Rowe-Feldman
Abstract: Dr. Rowe-Feldman's assignment uses excerpts from Kirsten Weld's Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala to explore history, memory, and justice in Guatemala and the United States. In a multi-part assignment, she asks students to compare excerpts from Paper Cadavers with materials in LaGuardia's archive collection. Ultimately students examine how societies forget and remember political violence.
Year: 2019
Audience: Undergraduate

Program Articulation Agreement with Brooklyn College (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Program Articulation Agreement with Brooklyn College
Author: Arthur Lau
Author: Paul Arcario
Author: Alejandro Alonso
Author: Anne Lopes
Abstract: This document is ann articulation agreement of thr Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Option at LaGuardia with thr Soanish Department at Brooklyn College.
Year: 2020
Audience: Undergraduate

Curriculum Map for the Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Option (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Curriculum Map for the Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Option
Author: Ana Maria Hernandez
Author: Hugo Fernandez
Author: William Fulton
Author: Rebecca Tally
Abstract: This map, to be used by college advisors, serves as an advisement tool to locate the best times when students can take courses in the option.
Year: 2020
Audience: Undergraduate

Enriching Latin American Studies at LaGuardia Community College (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Enriching Latin American Studies at LaGuardia Community College
Author: Dr. William Fulton
Abstract: Dr. Fulton delivered a visual presentation on 30 October 2020 on the history and accomplishments of our NEH funded project over the three year duration of our grant. This presentation served as a reflection for project participants, as well as an introduction of our project to Kenneth Adams, the new President of LaGuardia Community College, who took office in August 2020.
Date: 10/30/2020
Conference Name: Latin American Studies End of Project Seminar and Pig Roast

Latin American Studies Final Reflections and Pig Roast (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Latin American Studies Final Reflections and Pig Roast
Author: William Fulton
Author: Hugo Fernandez
Author: Rebecca Tally
Author: Ana Maria Hernandez
Abstract: This Final Project Meeting gathered participants in our two project seminar to reflect on the history and accomplishments of our project, with presentations by Dr. William Fulton and guest instructors who have been teaching courses created/revise/revived under the grant.
Date Range: October 2020
Location: Zoom


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