Elective Courses


SPAN 388
401 |SEM |Román de la Campa |TR 3-4:30pm |ANNS 111

his course aims to familiarize students with some of the best cinematography of Latin America covering a broad set of themes, nations and time periods. In particular, we will look at films that explore the role of revolution and other utopian discourses, the spread of migratory displacement throughout the hemisphere, the focus on new gender formation and the “state to market” turn now prevalent under neoliberal globalization. The goal is not only to observe these topics in their national histories but also to study how these films articulate, complicate and at times contradict such certitudes. Film theory and criticism will therefore accompany the discussion of screened movies. The list of films will include No, City of God, Silent Night, Love is a Bitch, Memories of Underdevelopment, I The Worst of All, El Topo, Pixote, Entranced Earth, The Young and the Damned, El Mariachi, among others. The class will be taught in English. Students may submit their papers in English, or in Spanish if looking to receive major or minor credit in SPAN.

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Cinema Studies Program
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