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Women and Revolution: Denunciation, Utopia, and Disenchantment in Central America
SPAN 278
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 278

In this course we will study works by some of the most prominent female voices from Central America: Gioconda Belli, Rigoberta Menchú, Claribel Alegría, Ana Guadalupe Martínez, and Jacinta Escudos. We will examine the central role that these women played in the Central American struggles of liberation, civil war, and revolution. Whether they served as the spokesperson for an oppressed minority as was the case of Menchú in her native Guatemala, participated in the armed Sandinista Revolution like Belli, or wrote to express the disenchantment after the civil war like Escudos, these women present an important, often silenced, voice in the utopian revolutionary projects that gripped the attention of the world during the 1970s and '80s. We will put the work of these women in dialogue with other female thinkers who were involved in different revolutionary projects such as Rosa Luxemburg, Simone de Beauvoir, and Angela Davis.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)

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