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Fall 2017-2018
* FRS 105 (HA)   na, npdf

Memory and Human Rights Politics in Contemporary Latin American Cultures

Susana Draper

This course aims to introduce students to the role played by culture in developing different politics of memory and human rights in Latin American recent history, from the end of the last military dictatorships to the present. Looking at literature, testimony, film, photography, museums and sites of memory, the course analyzes how cultural works on memory and human rights have helped to create connections between past and present histories of both violence and resistance.

Sample reading list:
Ariel Dorfman, Death and the Maiden
Luisa Valenzuela, Other Weapons
Marcelo Brodsky, Good memory
Diamela Eltit, Custody of the Eyes
Rodolfo Walsh, Operation Massacre

Reading/Writing assignments:
Final paper will be a ten-page essay (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12). The subject of the paper is chosen by the student and can be the analysis of a text or problem addressed in class or of a text not discussed but appropriate to the course topic. Students must use at least four academic sources of critical bibliography on the text, author, or theme.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Other Requirements:
Open to Freshmen Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23088 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   233   Enrolled:11 Limit:15