SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Gender, Race, and State violence in Contemporary Latin American Cultural Production
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
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.
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This class is a study of Latin American movies, short novels, short stories, graphic novels, plays and poetry, focusing on gender, race, and state violence. The focus will be on the cinematographic texts, but the cultural and theoretical readings will allow us to better understand state violence and/or terrorism and its relationship with gender and race discrimination. We will analyze the films in relation to questions of history, gender, race, social and political issues, and national subjectivities. Through filmic, cultural and theoretical readings on film and culture, the class will examine the role of film and literature in history and society.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be remote (synchronous).


SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
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001 (REC)
M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: For Fall 2021: Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be remote (synchronous).
002 (REC)
M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
W 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: Mondays will be in-person and Wednesdays will be remote (synchronous).

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