Struggles of identity in the Hispanic world
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-RTCBS217
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryB2 (Second year bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Romance Languages and Cultures;
prof. dr. B.Y.A. Adriaensen
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prof. dr. B.Y.A. Adriaensen
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. B.Y.A. Adriaensen
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prof. dr. B.Y.A. Adriaensen
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Academic year2020
PER 1-PER 2  (31/08/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksAccessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
At the end of the course, the student:
  • has developed an understanding of the great diversity of debates concerning identity and diversity within the transatlantic Hispanic world;
  • has developed an appreciation for the issues and dilemmas at stake in relation to identity and diversity in the transatlantic Hispanic world;
  • can recognize and explain the various theories and debates surrounding cultural, national, sexual and ethnic identity in the transatlantic Hispanic World;
  • can apply theoretical knowledge as well as close-reading skills to the analysis of various representations of conflictive identities in Hispanic literature, art and popular culture.
This course gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of problems surrounding struggles of identities in the broad, transatlantic Hispanic world. After two lectures on the theoretical and methodological framework related to the study of cultural identity and diversity, this course will focus on struggles of identity in Spain, Latin America and in the Hispanic community in the US in the 20th and 21st centuries. Different themes will be discussed, including national and regional identities in Spain, indigenous communities in the Amazonian region and conflicts regarding gender and sexuality in the Hispanic world. We will study different art forms in which diversity and identity have been negotiated politically, culturally and aesthetically. Important debates regarding postcolonial theory, decolonialism and feminicide as they were developed from within the Hispanic intellectual community will be discussed in class. Primary materials will be drawn from various realms, including literature, film, documentary and social media.
Required materials
To be announced
Articles and links will be made available on Brightspace in time.

Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Take Home Exam
Test weight50
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade

Take-home met deadline

Test weight50
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade