CYBORGS, ROBOTS AND GADGETS: TECHNOLOGIES IN HISPANIC CINEMA

Elective Courses

CIMS 388 - CYBORGS, ROBOTS AND GADGETS: TECHNOLOGIES IN HISPANIC CINEMA

SPAN 388 | LALS 388
401 |SEM |Reyes Caballo-Márquez |MWF 11am-12pm |TBA

Our aim in this course will be to explore the topic of technology in Latin American and Spanish films in the present and in the past, as well as to study film narratives that place technologies at their center. In this course we will trace a history of technology in the context of Latin American and Spanish cinema, with a particular focus on the study of an emerging corpus of Hispanic films that is engaging with the discourse around technology that we see in internationally acclaimed series such as Black Mirroror Westworld. This film corpus clearly shows the important role that technologies have in our societies in the digital era and testifies our anxieties about how technologies are shaping our lives in the 21st century. Besides the thematic focus, another main objective of this course will be to gain a general understanding of film theory, cinematographic language, and film criticism.

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