Mexican History and Visual Culture from Conquest to the Present|
Fall 2020 not offered
This course offers an introduction to Mexico's history from the conquest of indigenous empires to the present, paying special attention to how images and visual culture--from the Virgin of Guadalupe to patriotic parades to lucha libre--not only reflected, but also shaped, Mexican society and its political development. Through this lens, we explore the construction and unraveling of the colonial system, the emergence of the nation, the upheaval of the first major social revolution of the 20th century and its aftermath, and contemporary events. In addition to providing an introduction to major historical phenomena and debates, this course also familiarizes students with methods for using visual materials to understand and interpret the past.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Camilla Townsend, MALINTZIN'S CHOICES: AN INDIAN WOMAN IN THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
Magali M. Carrera, IMAGINING IDENTITY IN NEW SPAIN: RACE, LINEAGE, AND THE COLONIAL BODY IN PORTRAITURE AND CASTA PAINTINGS
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, VISIONS OF THE EMERALD CITY: MODERNITY, TRADITION, AND THE FORMATION OF PORFIRIAN OAXACA, MEXICO
Mary Kay Vaughan, PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG PAINTER: PEPE ZÚÑIGA AND MEXICO CITY'S REBEL GENERATION
Mariano Azuela, THE UNDERDOGS: A NOVEL OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION?
Additional articles and primary sources available in class.
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Regular reading responses, two short visual source analysis papers, presentation, final take-home exam, in-class participation.
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