Literature and Arts II F18 (SPAN*3230)
Code and section: SPAN*3230*01
Term: Fall 2018
The main objective of this course is to study a cross section of fictional, visual and performance works by Spanish American artists, filmmakers, playwrights, and writers who address processes of social formation and differences within regional cultures, concepts of national and universal identity, and individual and universal themes of belonging and engagement. We will examine common historical and cultural themes as well as regional and national specificity within Spanish America. We will address gender, sexual identity, race, religion, diaspora, and various theoretical approaches pertinent to the works to be studied in this course.
Through consideration of different cultural modes of expression and different forms of art students will gain a broad interdisciplinary understanding, and through analysis they will develop their critical thinking. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to interpret, evaluate and criticize texts, visual and performance works by salient Spanish American writers and artists from the 20th and early 21st centuries.
SPAN*2990 or permission of instructor
Method of presentation:
Lectures, audio-visual presentations and collaborative class activities.