SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
Fall 2019, Section 001 - Body Shots: Photography in Latin America
Instruction Mode: Section 001 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 between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324's and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The body is probably most represented subject in visual culture. The course will explore the ways social relations, practices, and knowledge are inscribed on the body through its photographic representation in different contexts (art, anthropology, journalism, medicine, amateur, tourism).

From the nude to the selfie, the course will analyze different examples of photography from Latin America to explore the relationship between the body, photography, and power in post-independence Latin America in order to consider the ways in which photography was used as a tool to establish national, racial, and cultural identities.

Students will be honing their own analytic and interpretive skills by studying photographic images in person and writing critical responses informed by the readings. Additionally, students will be responsible for taking photographs every week in conjunction with the class.

This course counts as literature credit toward the Spanish minor.


SPANISH 488 - Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture
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001 (REC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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