SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
Section: 001 Border Cultures/Culturas de Fronteras
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen from: SPANISH 279 and 399 or two RCLANG 324; and six credits chosen from SPANISH 279 and 399.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines a selection of recent Latin American and Latino movies that thematize experiences and issues central to the life between cultures, articulating what we can call a “border culture.” We will focus on the notion of intersectionality (Kimberlé Crenshaw), which allows to think identities as complex formations. In this way, we will consider the experience of immigrants in the U.S., as well as dynamics of migrations within Latin American countries, addressing issues related to gender, ethnicity, feminism, and language crossing, among others.

Students will become familiar with cultural patterns, specific vocabulary, as well as with conceptual and critical tools in order to discuss the material of the course.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish academic minor.

Class Format:

This course will be taught entirely in Spanish, and favors a multi-disciplinary approach, as well as an active role of the students through group activities and class discussions. We will be using a variety of materials including literary texts, essays, and audiovisual aids.

SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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