SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
Section: 001 Imagining Revolutions and Civil Wars: Literature/Photo/Paint - Mexico/Central America
Term: FA 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'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.
Primary Instructor:

This class examines literary and visual productions in Mexico and Central America, during the twentieth century. Considering different genres of literature (mainly novels and essays) and visual productions (from muralism to contemporary painting, from documentary to artistic photography), we will analyze the cultural representation of history and revolution. In this analysis, we will consider several notions, such as political violence, nation, imaginary, art, and modernity. We will explore them referring to the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920), the United States Occupation of Nicaragua (1912-1933), the 1932 ethnocide in El Salvador, The Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), the Sandinista Insurrection in Nicaragua (1978-1979), and the Salvadorian Civil War (1980-1992). We will explore them not only as episodes of the past but as fundamental historical events to understand contemporary Latin-American politics and culture.

This class counts toward the literature requirement for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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