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Minor Tales: Youth and Childhood in Latin American Culture
SPAN 277
Spring 2014 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 277

This course is an exploration of Latin American literature and film about childhood and youth in the 20th and 21st centuries. Youth, a fundamental concept for political projects and fiction, also serves as the focus of a wide array of issues: poverty, education, cultural identity, language and aesthetics, revolution, political activism and repression, immigration, violence, historical change, sexuality, and marginalization. What does it mean to speak for a child? What is the political function of the testimony of youth? How do texts about growing up in Latin America reflect on the social and psychic formation of the subject? How do they narrate some of the major events that have shaped the region's history? We will examine a wide array of texts ranging from novels of formation to experimental short fiction, as well as testimony, film, and visual culture of different historical periods of regions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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