Faculty of Arts


First Nations in Latin America


Analysis of the representation of first nations of Latin America in the context of struggles for self-determination under colonialism and in modern nation-states. Topics include: Latin American indigeneity, indigenous belief systems and mestizaje, nineteenth-century genocidal wars and foundational fictions celebrating modernisation, testimonials, written and visual texts of the last decade. Focuses on the study of self-representation and the role of mediators.

Availability 2021

Not taught in 2021




  • Virtual Coursebooks on Cecil and the following (in Short Loan Library and UBS):
  • Schwartz, Stuart, ed. Victors and Vanquished: Spanish and Nahua Views of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston: Bedford, St. Martin’s, 2000. ISBN 0312393555. [972.02 S39]
  • Symcox, Geoffrey; Sullivan, Blair; eds. Christopher Columbus and Enterprise of Indies: A Brief History with Documents. Boston: Bedford, St. Martin’s, 2005. ISBN 0312410212. [973.15 C72sy]


SPANISH 735: 30.0 points

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