Spanish

Poets, Journalists and Collectors: Latin American Modernismo

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
145
Description: 

Discusses the different artistic avatars exercised by Latin American modernistas at the turn of the 19th century in the context of growing capitalism, technological innovation and social transformation. We focus on how modernistas as poets, journalists and collectors explored and transgressed the limits of the individual and his/her situation. We consider topics like cosmopolitanism, dandysm, autonomy of art, and the aesthetic cultivation of the self. Authors include: Delmira Agustini, Rubén Darío, Julián del Casal, Leopoldo Lugones, José Martí, Manuel Gutierrez Nájera, José Enrique Rodó, José Asunción Silva, and Abraham Valdelomar. Spanish proficiency required.

Instructor: 
Ximena Briceño
Term: 
Spr
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
MW 2:15p-3:45p

Biopolitics and Sovereignity in Andean Culture, 1920-1940

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
345
Description: 

What is productive life? How is life aesthetically and politically valued? This course explores the inscription of life in changing political and aesthetic regimes of the Andean South in the turbulent decades of the 1920s-1940s. Based on theories of biopower and soveregnity, we explore topics such as domination, domestication, appropriation, exclusion, facism, solidarity, tellurism, race, mestizaje, and human/nature relations. We will consider poetry, narrative, journals, and the visual arts. Authors include: Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Pablo de Rokha, Alcides Arguedas, Augusto Céspedes, Franz Tamayo, Leopoldo Marechal, Roberto Artl, Jorge Luis Borges, César Vallejo, José Carlos Mariátegui, Ciro Alegría, and José María Arguedas. Spanish proficiency required.

Instructor: 
Ximena Briceño
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
M 2:15p-5:05p

A short history of Iberian cinema

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
115/315
Description: 

A survey of Iberian cinema in the second half of the 20th century. Traces the slow making of an international success with directors like Saura, Almodóvar, Amenábar, Medem, Pons, Bollaín and Villaronga. Starting with the early Buñuel, the course examines cinema's shaping of the national imaginary and its articulation of collective memories suppressed during the Franco dictatorship, as well as the challenges of cultural continuity. Taught in Spanish.

Instructor: 
Joan Ramon Resina
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
W 2:15p-5:05p

Latin American Literary Theory

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
251
Description: 

Latin American literary theory through the works of José Carlos Mariátegui, José Enrique Rodó, Alfonso Reyes, Antonio Candido, Roberto Schwartz, Angel Rama, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Antonio Cornejo Polar, Josefina Ludmer, Flora Sussekind. This course will focus on the concepts of "the lettered city", "hybridization", "psychoanalysis", "marxist theory", "class struggle", "literary politics", "latinamericanism". In sum: Literary theory from the inside of Latin American culture, considering also its Western influences. Taught in Spanish.

Instructor: 
Jorge Ruffinelli
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
TTh 2:15p-4:05p

Fiction Workshop in Spanish

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
241
Description: 

Enrollment limited. Spanish and Spanish American short stories approached through narrative theory and craft. Assignments are creative in nature and focus on the formal elements of fiction (e.g. character and plot development, point of view, creating a scene,etc.). Students will write, workshop, and revise an original short story throughout the term. No previous experience with creative writing is required. Readings may include works by Ayala, Bolaño, Borges, Clarín, Cortázar, García Márquez, Piglia, Rodoreda, and others.

Instructor: 
Cintia Santana
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
TTh 12:35p-2:05p

The Generation of 1898 and Beyond

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
223
Description: 

Preference for graduate students, majors are welcome. Course will focus on six major authors (Unamuno, Baroja, A. Machado, J R Jiménez, Valle-Inclán, García Lorca) and representative works, written between 1898 and 1930, dealing with an historical period of crisis and transition, and displaying major aesthetic innovations in both poetry and theater. Fundamental themes include the decline of feudal Galicia, the Spanish-Amrican War of 1898, the emergence and social activism of new social forces, and the struggle for and betrayal of democracy, expressed through the various genres of the novel, poetry, and theater. Taught in English. 

Instructor: 
Michael Predmore
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
MW 12:35p-2:05p

The Latin American Women's Novel

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
143
Description: 

An exploration of women's novels as an intellectual counterculture of the male-dominated Latin American literary canon. Latin American women's writing and thought will be considered in a regional and global context of feminism and feminist theory. Authors include Gómez de Avellaneda, Bombal, Castellanos, Lispector, Eltit, Oloixarac, de Beauvoir, Kristeva, Engels, Cixous, and Butler. Course discussion in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPANLANG 3 or equivalent.

Instructor: 
Adam Morris
Term: 
Win
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
MWF 9:00a-9:50a

Critical Concepts in Chican@ Literature

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
380E
Description: 

Combines primary texts of Chican@ literature with a metacritical interrogation of key concepts informing Chican@ literary criticism, the construction of Chican@ literary history, and a Chican@ literary canon.  Interrogates the resistance paradigm and the ¿proper¿ subject of this literature, and critiques established genealogies and foundational authors and texts, as well as issues of periodization, including the notion of ¿emergence¿ (e.g. of feminist voices or dissident sexualities). Considers texts, authors and subjects that present alternatives to the resistance paradigm.

Instructor: 
Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
W 2:15p-5:05p

Race and Slavery in Nineteenth Century Spain

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
332
Description: 

An analysis of the literature written in Spain during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries dealing with the empire post 1808. Authors discussed include Blanco White, Baroja, Avellaneda, and Rusiñol, among others

Instructor: 
Lisa Surwillo
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Units: 
3-5
Day/Time: 
Tu 2:15p-5:05p

Spain and Catalonia face to face. History, Literature and the Arts within two European national traditions (1893-1975)

Subject Code: 
ILAC
Course Number: 
217
Description: 

During the long period considered, the relationship between Spain and Catalonia has passed from aversion and misunderstanding to acceptance and understanding, hardly to sympathy. Emphasis on giving students a "longue durée" viewpoint on Spanish-Catalan relations in a European and Mediterranean framework. Political concerns, especially in the Romantic period, are largely mediated by literature, the arts and other cultural venues.  Will emphasize cross-cultural references while considering the following topics: 1. Maragall and the Iberianist tradition, 2. Modernisms in and out the Iberian peninsula, 3. Avant-Garde movements in Spain and Catalonia, 4. Meditating in a desert: Catalan culture under Franco. Taught in Spanish. Readings in English and Spanish.

Instructor: 
Patrizio Rigobon
Term: 
Aut
Academic Year: 
2012-13
Day/Time: 
M 2:15p-5:05p
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