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- DescriptionWhat is a can and why does it matter? In Confronting Our Cans: Spanish and Latin American Studies in the 21st Century, Joan L. Brown shows that a can has the power to define a field and determine what is taught. She argues that it is both productive and necessary to confront our cans, to see what is actually in them and how these works and authors got there. Only then can educators take charge of their teaching cans and, by extension, their disciplines. Brown demonstrates that there is little agreement in the reported teaching cans in English and Spanish. Analyzing twentieth- and twenty-first-century required graduate reading lists in Spanish and Latin American literature in the United States, she finds that the core literary can for graduate students is less comprehensive than the Spanish Advanced Placement reading list for high school students. She encourages the field of Hispanic studies-curators of the cultural patrimony of our country's second language-to take the lead in developing a diverse, flexible, shared foundational can at the graduate level, before the arbiters of best practices do this for us.
- Author BiographyJoan L. Brown is Elias Ahuja Professor of Spanish at the University of Delaware.
- Author(s)Joan L. Brown
- PublisherBucknell University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2010
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationCranbury
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBucknell University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables
- Weight499 g
- Width163 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine18 mm
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