SPANISH 296 - Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Pandemics in Perspective: Illness, Anxiety & Addiction in Hispanic Lit/Cult
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324; or study abroad equivalent (SP27 student group).
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.

Description

Currently, the whole world is suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic and its social and economic effects. However, pandemics are not new to humanity: throughout history, writers, painters, and film directors have reflected on how illness affects us and shapes our experience of the world. To what extent have literature and visual imagery contributed to prejudices or superstitions related to specific diseases? How have different cultural products demonized or glorified the use of drugs? How does being ill affect our daily life and the lives of others around us?

This course will delve into these and other questions, studying both visual arts and written texts from Latin America and Spain as a means to reflect and put into perspective how humanity deals with illness as socially experienced.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: Fridays will always be an “online day” while Wednesdays will always be "in-person". Mondays will, for the most part, alternate between online and in-person.

Schedule

SPANISH 296 - Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
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001 (REC)
  Hybrid
23814
Open
1
 
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: Fridays will always be an "online day" while Wednesdays will always be "in-person". Mondays will, for the most part, alternate between online and in-person.

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