Narratives of Crisis: Violence and Representation in Contemporary Latin American Culture|
Spring 2015 not offered
How have Latin American literature, film, and performance of the past three decades articulated the many forms of violence in a region facing complex armed conflicts, wars deployed around the drug trade, and diverse forms of political unrest? Focusing on Colombia, Peru, Central America, and Mexico, we will investigate how contemporary cultural artifacts reflect on the linguistic, ethical, and social dimensions of subjectivity in times of crisis and provide productive analytical frameworks to examine violence, history, and memory in the region.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
Fernando Vallejo, LA VIRGEN DE LOS SICARIOS
Laura Restrepo, DELIRIO
Mario Vargas Llosa, LITUMA EN LOS ANDES
Julio Ortega, ADIÓS AYACUCHO
Selección de cuentos peruanos (Dante Castro, Daniel Alarcón, etc.)
Horacio Castellanos Moya, INSENSATEZ
Yuri Herrera, LOS TRABAJOS DEL REINO
RODRIGO D.: NO FUTURO (Víctor Gaviria, 1990)
LA SOMBRA DEL CAMINANTE (Ciro Guerra, 2004)
EL VUELCO DEL CANGREJO (Oscar Ruiz Navia, 2010)
LA TETA ASUSTADA (Claudia Llosa, 2009)
PARAISO (Héctor Galvez, 2009)
MISS BALA (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011)
Art and Performance
Performance of ADIÓS AYACUCHO by Grupo Yuyachkani (Perú) and works by Mapa Teatro (Colombia)
Art dossier of works by Doris Salcedo, Miguel Angel Rojas, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Libia Posada, Teresa Margolles, etc.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1 take-home exam, 1 peer-reviewd and revised paper (6-7 pgs), weekly contributions to online discussion board. Readings, discussions and written work in Spanish.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a grade of B or higher. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. All discussions and written work are in Spanish.
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