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Narcocultura: Literature, Theater, Cinema and Music in Latin America, 1990-2012
Sample reading list:
Fernando Vallejo, La virgen de los sicarios
Élmer Mendoza, Un asesino solitario
Yuri Herrera, Trabajos del reino
Pedro Ángel Palou, Muertos que no hacen ruido
Jorge Franco, Rosario Tijeras
Laura Restrepo, Leopardo al sol
See instructor for complete list
The readings assigned for this course seek to show different ways in which drug-culture has influenced the work of several generations of fiction writers, filmmakers and artists in Latin America in the 20th and 21st Centuries. The students are expected to read an average of 120 pages per week and write two essays (5-10 pages), an oral presentation and a final paper (15-20 pages).
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A 200-level Spanish course or equivalent. Students must be able to understand, read and write in Spanish. The course will be conducted in Spanish but the final may be written in either Spanish or English..
Visiting Professor Jorge Volpi is a literary critic and renowned Mexican writer.
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