Queering Latin America: Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Literature and Film|
FGSS 294, LAST 294|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies|
This course studies important and groundbreaking films, novels, and poetry by contemporary gay, lesbian, and transgender artists. It focuses on their strategies to survive, respond to, and defy the changing socio-political Latin American landscape of the last 80 years. We will introduce some key critical concepts and debates from queer theory to guide our discussions. Some of the artists we will study include: Alejandra Pizarnik, Lucía Puenzo, Manuel Puig, Pedro Lemembel, Karim Aïnouz, Lorenzo Vigas, Rosamaría Roffiel, and Norma Mosgrovejo, among others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(HISP)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|SECTION 01 Online|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 4-page papers. Daily written forum.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 294 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 or the equivalent with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. 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.
CONDITIONS FOR CR/U STUDENT OPTION
The Department of Romance Languages & Literatures normally does not recognize CR/U except for COL students. The reason is that learning effectively in another language calls for regular completion of multiple activities over the course of the term, including faithful attendance and informed participation. In our experience students have counted on grades to determine where to focus their efforts. Because of the pandemic we have made the CR/U option available, but it should be chosen only as a measure of last resort. Since a full university credit is involved no matter what the grading option, bear in mind that CR/U assumes students will complete all graded activities including attendance and participation satisfactorily. Remember, too, that the Hispanic Literatures & Cultures major and study abroad continue to require that courses be completed with a minimum grade. If you take your course CR/U, your professor will record the letter grade and the Spanish section will decide accordingly whether the grade is sufficient for you to continue to the next level, to study abroad, to meet the requirement for acceptance into the major, or for the course to count for the major. If you are having difficulties of any kind, we urge you to contact your professor immediately to see what can be done to address them.
|Instructor(s): Diaz,Carolina Times: .M.W... 07:10PM-08:30PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 9||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|