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Elective Courses

CINE 350 - Literature and Films in Spain and Latin America (OFFERED IN SPANISH)

SPAN 396 | LALS 397
401 | MWF 12-1pm | FBH 138

This course aims to think together Spanish and Latin American literature and film by examining crises of identity and the “awakenings” they provoke. Beginning with the events surrounding the War of 1898 and ending a century later, we will study individual and social moments of existential, political, emotional, and other crises, addressing themes such as pan-latinism, (post)colonialism, nation, race, gender, and war. We will consider not only the ways in which crisis is represented in poetry, essays, novels, and films, but also the role the works themselves play in reshaping common perceptions of social, political, and psychological norms. Possible authors and directors to be discussed include Unamuno, Ortega, Neruda, Bombal, Cela, Guillén, Borges, Valenzuela, Pizarnik, Gutiérrez Alea, and Guillermo del Toro.