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Spring 2012-2013
* SPA 319 / LAS 325 (LA)   na, npdf

Topics in Cinema and Culture - Latin American Film - Poetics and Politics of the Third World

Javier E. Guerrero

An exploration of a series of critically acclaimed contemporary Latin American films, accompanied by readings that provide a theoretical and historical framework for its analysis. Topics to be discussed, among others: subalternity and the Third World; sexual and racial politics; postcolonial poetics; genocide; cultural hybridism and mestizaje; dictatorship and populism; biopolitical fantasies.

Sample reading list:
Julio García Espinosa, Por un cine imperfecto
Glauber Rocha, La estética del hambre
Robert Stam, Del hibridismo a la estética de la basura
Carlos Markovich, ¿Quién diablos es Juliette?
Lucía Puenzo, XXY
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Biutiful

Reading/Writing assignments:
Watching two films weekly; 25 pages of weekly reading; a 600 word (minimum) weekly commentary on the films assigned for that day; one class presentation; two 2,500 word (minimum) papers on topic assigned by the instructor.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 30%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 207 or higher, or instructor's permission..

Other information:
Course taught in Spanish.

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 2
Sophomores Only 2
Juniors Only 2
Seniors Only 2

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41583 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:8 Limit:15