SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
Section: 005 Ruins: Culture, History and Archaeology in Latin America
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324's and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

What is at stake when we look at ruins, when we write about them, when we take photographs of them? Gazing at the material debris of the past always entails a reflection on history; a reflection on how the past is or isn’t accessible to us. In some Latin American countries like Mexico and Peru archaeology has been at the center of the writing of history. In this course we will consider a number of literary, photographic, filmic and pictorial takes on the act of looking at ruins as we think about the political implications that lie behind the numerous attempts that have been made to “decipher” their“meaning”. In this course we will problematize the quest for “fixed origins” as we study the emergence of archaeology as a discipline and simultaneously consider it a kind of thinking that confronts us with the impossibility of having an unmediated access to the past.

This course counts as elective credit toward the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
Schedule Listing
005 (REC)
P
30600
Open
18
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (REC)
P
31488
Open
18
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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