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Body Fictions: Latin American Visual Culture and the Twentieth Century
SPAN 276
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 276

The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy maintains that we do not have bodies, we ARE bodies. The subject is mere exteriority, infinite exposition: the body emptying itself outward. This exteriority, however, regularly metaphorizes itself, submerging within and taking on allegories; at other times it manages to call attention to itself as matter. This seminar explores the diverse representations of the body in Latin America from a visual culture perspective. To this end, it proposes an exploration of different bodies in direct relationship to their matter, races and sexualities. The seminar makes visible both canonical and marginalized bodies through visual representations (films, performances, photographs, exhibitions) and literary texts.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students will have the opportunity to explore their ability to understand, evaluate, and contextualize meaningful forms, including visual and written texts, films, objects, exhibitions, practices, performances, and sites. They will also develop the ability to understand diverse cultural formations in relation to their wider historical and social contexts and environments.
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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