SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
Fall 2019, Section 003 - Literature, Films, and Revolutions
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
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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Revolutions present opportunities for new forms of artistic expression to emerge, capturing the singularities of these events and tracing the creation of the alternative worlds that they projected. To what extent have Latin American Literature and Films made use of the power unleashed by such radical changes? In this course, topics will include revolutionary movements in Mexico, Argentina, Haiti and Cuba. The source material includes literary works from writers Nellie Campobello, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar, Jorge L. Borges, Alejandra Pizarnik, Alejo Carpentier, alongside films from directors Sergei Eisenstein, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, and Alfonso Cuarón, among others.

This course counts as literature credit toward the Spanish minor.


SPANISH 420 - Latin American & Latino/a Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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