SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Spring 2015, Section 101 - The Mexican Revolution as Cultural Phenomenon
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Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
This course counts as literature credit toward the Spanish minor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324's and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) produced ten years of civil war, a million victims, and the founding moment in the modernization and nationalization of Mexico. A series of conflicts ranging from peasant struggles for the land through to the petty rivalries, fears and factionalism of its different regional leaders, in its aftermath the post-Revolutionary state utilized the conflict to create a modern pantheon of heroes while forging the ideas, images and imaginary capable of establishing a "true" national psyche — a supposedly authentic and modern Mexican national culture.

This class will examine the legacies and problematic fantasies of the Revolution as manifested in art, photography, literature, history, philosophy and film.


SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
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TuTh 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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