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2018 Summer
* SPA 342S / LAS 342S (LA)   na, npdf

Topics in Latin American Modernity - Politics of Culture in Modern Argentina

Christina H. Lee, Course Head
Edgardo Dieleke


This course studies the role of culture in Argentine modernity including its political and ideological uses and the aesthetic and formal traditions it generated. Topics include: the invention of national and state fictions in the 19th century, the birth of tango, the history of Peronist populism, State terrorism and the politics of memory, neoliberalism and commodity culture, and new forms of political participation.

Sample reading list:
Sarmiento, Domingo, Facundo. Civilización y barbarie
Girondo, Oliverio, Veinte poemas para leer en el tranvía
Borges, Jorge Luis, Ficciones
Martínez, Tomás Eloy, Santa Evita
Becerra, Martín & Mastrini, Los monopolios de la verdad
Kohan, Martín, Ojos brujos. Fábulas de amor en la cultura de masas

Reading/Writing assignments:
70-100 pages reading per week; two short papers (4-5 pages each); midterm exam (in English); weekly journal (10 entries); final paper (8-10 pages in Spanish)

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Not Open to Seniors.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
SPA 207 or equivalent.

Other information:
This course will meet from 6/09/2018 to 7/14/2018. Open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Freshmen and sophomores will be given priority. Mandatory excursions, museum visits, and tours. More detailed information on department's website.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10007 S01 TBA        Enrolled:11 Limit:15