Latin American Contemporary Issues Through Lens and Pen

Elective Courses

CINE 396 - Latin American Contemporary Issues Through Lens and Pen

LALS 397 | SPAN 396
402 |Teresa Gimenez |TR 12-1:30pm |WILL 219

Contemporary issues like globalization and violence are common topics of visual media and literary works in Latin America. This course will explore a shift in Latin American literature from the Boom to a new style of textual and visual fiction that captures the Latin America of today. In this course, we will explore the visual and textual works of filmmakers, writers and painters in search of a style and a narrative mode that better describes the urban Latin America in a globalized world as well as the violence linked to drug trafficking which impacts the lives of many Latin Americans today.

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