LSP 4565

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

The trafficking in people and narcotics has held the attention of American writers and visual artists for more than three centuries. In this course we will read broadly to consider how various forms of trafficking and stories of captivity and treasure hunting help tell the story of contemporary culture. Drawing from decolonial studies, as well as systems and assemblage theories, this course will analyze TV series such as Weeds and The Wire as well as films, narcocorridos, novels, legal cases, and visual artworks in which the subject of traffic and trafficking play an important role. Artists and authors may include Junot Diaz, Alan Ginsberg, Sandra Cisneros, Frederick Douglass, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Faith Ringgold.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ENGL 4920LATA 4565

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16361LSP 4565  SEM 101