Narratives of Crisis: Violence and Representation in Contemporary Latin American Culture|
How have Latin American literature, film, and performance of the past three decades articulated the many forms of violence in a region facing complex armed conflicts, wars deployed around the drug trade, and diverse forms of political unrest? Focusing on Colombia, Peru, Central America, and Mexico, we will investigate how contemporary cultural artifacts reflect on the linguistic, ethical, and social dimensions of subjectivity in times of crisis and provide productive analytical frameworks to examine violence, history, and memory in the region.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Literary works include Fernando Vallejo, LA VIRGEN DE LOS SICARIOS ; Laura Restrepo, DELIRIO ; Julio Ortega, ADIÓS AYACUCHO ; Horacio Castellanos Moya, INSENSATEZ ; Yuri Herrera, LOS TRABAJOS DEL REINO; Valeria Luiselli, LOS NIÑOS PERDIDOS. Films: Rodrigo D.: No futuro (Víctor Gaviria, , 1990), La teta asustada (Claudia Llosa, 2009), N.N (Gálvez, Perú, 2014), La sirga (William Vega, Colombia, 2013), El velador (México, Natalia Almada, 2012), and Heli (México, Amat Escalante, 2013). Performances by Grupo Yuyachkani and the work of visual artists Doris Salcedo, Miguel Angel Rojas, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Libia Posada, Teresa Margolles, among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly posts in class blog, two short essays with revisions, and a final take-home exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a grade of B- or higher. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. All discussions, primary readings and written work are in Spanish.
|Instructor(s): Ospina,María Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK121; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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