Explores the aesthetic, political, and psychological dimensions of bilingual arts, in the U.S. and internationally. Topics covered include: the poetics of the Borderlands, narratives of exile, heteroglossia: gains and losses, hybrid games, political dialogues, code-switching and creativity, bilingual theater, music, film, the art of translation, humanistic versus scientific approaches to bilingual discourse, and bicultural spaces. Guest lectures by, and discussions with, anthropologists, writers, linguists, cultural critics, and performers. Taught in English. Subject offered Fall 2002 and Spring 2004.
Faculty: Banerjee, Arundhati