SPANISH 430 - Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture and Society
Section: 005 The Changing Role of Literature and Culture in Latin America
Term: WN 2018
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 be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In our current political climate it is commonplace to group people into “blue” and “red” bubbles, a distinction that is informed by different relations to knowledge, education, and culture. This class considers the changing role of these areas, known collectively as letras, in modern Latin America. Is culture a tool of the dominant, literate class, or conversely, is it a means of resistance to domination? When culture is regarded as a mirror of collective identity, how are things that are not included in the image acknowledged? Is popular culture merely an object to be consumed? And finally, does “high” culture (e.g., literature) have any relevance for today’s world? Readings will include canonical texts from Latin American literature, critical essays on the role of culture in society, and cultural texts that try to push beyond the opposition between “high” and “low” culture.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 430 - Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture and Society
Schedule Listing
004 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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