Course Assignments


Sor Juana

Latin American Political Imagination


M-W-F 10:30-11:20 | Dalrymple 42

Meg Mott



Date Class Focus Reading
Thurs. 1/22 (3:30) Introductory Class Why This Class? Why Now?
Fri. 1/23 The Ethics of Mothering in a Plantation Economy
Scheper-Hughes, Preface & Introduction
Mon. 1/26 God is Good
Aquinas, pp. 1-13, 87-102
Wed. 1/28 The Good King
Aquinas, pp. 14-29
Fri. 1/30 Law & Hierarchy
Aquinas, pp. 30-60
Mon. 2/2 What the Authorities Can't Do
Aquinas, pp. 61-83
Wed. 2/4 Latin American Variations
Aquinas, pp. 172-211
Fri. 2/6 The Belly of the Beast Scheper-Hughes, Ch. 1
Mon. 2/9 World Out of Whack? Scheper-Hughes, Ch. 2
Wed. 2/11 Thomist ethics/contemporary issues Aquinas, pp. 226-248
Fri. 2/13 General Discussion Five-Page Essay Due
Mon. 2/16 Double Ethics Scheper-Hughes, Ch. 3
Wed. 2/18 Sor Juana's life Introduction to "La Respuesta"
Fri. 2/20 The Obedient Nun? Begin "La Respuesta"

Mon. 2/23

What God wants for women Finish "La Respuesta"
Wed. 2/25 Madness and Hunger Scheper-Hughes, Ch. 4
Fri. 2/27 The Gaucho form of poetry Sarmiento, Ch. 1-3
Mon. 3/2 The city is at risk! Sarmiento, Ch. 4-6
Wed. 3/4 Federalism & its Barbarities
Sarmiento, Ch. 7-10
Fri. 3/6 Rosas' reconsolidation of power
Sarmiento, Ch. 11-14

Mon. 3/9 Human Needs Scheper-Huges, Ch. 5
Wed. 3/11 General Discussion Five-Page Essay Due
Fri. 3/13 Death and Violence Scheper-Huges, Ch. 6

SPRING BREAK
Mon. 3/30 Indifference? Scheper-Huges, Ch.7
Wed. 4/1 In and Out of Prison Martí, pp. 9-40
Fri. 4/3 New York and other places Martí, pp. 72-115
Mon. 4/6 Things to love about the U.S. Martí, pp. 116-157, 183-194
Wed. 4/8 Things not to love Martí, pp. 157-164, 195-219
Fri. 4/10 Our America Martí, pp.288-296
Mon. 4/13 Cuba's Independence Martí, pp. 337-380
Wed. 4/15 Maternal Thinking
Scheper-Huges, Ch.8
Fri. 4/17 Contradictions explained Friere, Ch. 1
Mon. 4/20 Banking Concept Friere, Ch. 2
Wed. 4/22 Dialogics and Dialogue Friere, Ch. 3
Fri. 4/24 Dialogical Action Friere, Ch. 4
Mon. 4/27 Political Economy of Emotions Scheper-Huges, Ch.9
Wed. 4/29 Surviving Scheper-Huges, Ch.10
Fri. 5/1 Carnival Scheper-Huges, Ch.11
Mon. 5/4 Resilience not Resistance Scheper-Huges, Ch.12
Wed. 5/6 General Discussion Ten-Page Paper Due


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