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Pathological Citizens: The Politics and Poetics of Disease in Latin American Literature
SPAN 281
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 283

In this course we will examine canonical and marginal texts--both fictional and testimonial, essays and film--that present disease as the main metaphor for Latin American political crises since the end of the 19th century. The presence of diseases such as tuberculosis, cancer, and AIDS in these texts will allow us to explore artistic, cultural, and political debates in different sociopolitical contexts. Special emphasis will be given to the strategies through which the diseased portray themselves and are portrayed by others in relation to the nation and the various phenomena known as globalization.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, 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)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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