SPANISH 425 - Latin American/Spanish Theater
Section: 001 Liminal Stages: Theater and Politics in Latin America
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does our world change? How can we account for shifts, for the processes through which social relations and contexts are transformed and re-configured? Many theorists, philosophers and political thinkers have dedicated their lives to reflecting on this matter. This course, however, will use Latin American theater to explore the question. Anthropologist Victor Turner used the word “liminality” to describe the in-between moment when a change is occurring and things are no longer what they were but have not yet congealed into a new state of being. Following Tuner’s idea of “liminality” and the research put forth by theater-critic Ileana Dieguez’s on the topic, this course will explore Latin American theater and performances of the 19th, 20th and 21st century as sites where social relations are re-considered and re-embodied, becoming constantly undone and re-configured. Throughout the course we will read (and when possible view recordings of) an array of Latin American plays in conjunction with texts that theorize dramatic action. We will consider different moments of Latin American history through the encounter between theater and politics.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 425 - Latin American/Spanish Theater
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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