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The Revolution of Literature: Writing the Cuban Revolution
SPAN 279
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 281

The Cuban Revolution symbolizes a moment of tremendous political, social, and cultural transformation in Latin America. Out of this political upheaval arose a cultural renovation that resulted in various forms of artistic experimentation as well as different narratives about the revolution. We will focus on several practices and discourses (literature, literary and cultural criticism, film and art) that were central to the debates fostered during this period. We will read some Latin American writers who wrote about the concept of revolution, as well as authors who wrote about the Cuban Revolution.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
We will interpret how this major historical event affected cultural production not only in Cuba but also on the Latin American continent and will analyze different practices and discourses that contributed to the "writing" of the revolution.
Intercultural literacy will be essential to understand the different processes occurring during this time as it involved Cuba in the context of the Cold War.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (LAST)(RMST)

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