Narratives of Crisis: Violence and Representation in Contemporary Latin American Culture|
Fall 2021 not offered
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)
Film and written fiction by Fernando Vallejo, Víctor Gaviria, Laura Restrepo, Julio Ortega, Dante Castro, Grupo Yuyachkani, Claudia Llosa, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Yuri Herrera, among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two essays and weekly contributions to online discussion board.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. All discussions and written work are in Spanish. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
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