An introduction to the literature of the region known as "Cono Sur." Often considered the national literature of Argentina and Uruguay, the "gaucho literature" encompasses a wide variety of texts, from traditional ballads to novels, plays and poetry.
Latin American writers have achieved great distinction in the genre of the short story. This course studies texts by some of the continent's best-known short-story writers, such as Cortazar, Borges, Monterroso, Rulfo, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Elena Garro, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Benedetti, Uslar Pietri, Massiani, Lemebel, Asis, and Carpentier.
Formerly SPAN 158. This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students.
Formerly SPAN 350. Course will analyze the essence of language against the essence of dialects to determine (i) the logical and linguistic rationale behind judgments about language, (ii) social and political factors that lead to various decisions, and (iii) the role of popular beliefs on traditional views of proper language use.
This course explores the national cinemas of various regions of Latin America. Special attention is given to the different periods of its development, to the close relationship between political contexts and filmmaking, to the understanding of Latin American cinema from cultural studies views, and to the current shaping of Latin America in light of globalization.
In this writing intensive seminar, students will learn the skills to think and write critically in Spanish about literary and cultural production from the global Hispanic world.
This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students.
An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts - environmental, political, and economic - over the development of the Amazon.
This course will explore representations of the city in both new Latin American writings and films, with a special focus on the changing urban landscape, the representation of poverty and the excluded from the new global economy, environmental issues and biopolitics, as well as hybrid cultures and multicultural identities.