SPANISH 373 - Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Section: 103 Staging Violence: Literature and Culture in Contemporary Peru
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.

Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
This course will count as a Spanish literature requirement.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275 and 276; or SPANISH 290 and 310; or SPANISH 276 and 290; or RCLANG 324.
Other Course Info:
Conducted in Spanish.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course will examine representations of violence in contemporary Peruvian literary and cultural production. We will study how the violence that has erupted throughout Peru’s history — as political conflict, terror and authoritarianism — is expressed and problematized through literature, visual arts and film. We will focus on specific moments such as the War of Independence (1809-1821) and the conflicts and revolts leading up to it; the Military Revolution of 1968; and the 20 year ‘internal armed conflict’ between the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist guerrilla Sendero Luminoso and the Peruvian state (1980-2000). We will read different genres — novel, short story, poetry and testimonial narrative — watch films and look at other arts — political posters, performance art and photography — along with an array of critical/theoretical texts, in an attempt to investigate the complex relationships that shape politics, violence and culture in the Peruvian context.

SPANISH 373 - Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Schedule Listing
103 (REC)
1LSA Span & RLL Maj
1LSA Span & RLL Maj, Span Min
TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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