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ILAC 110N: Brazil: Musical Culture and Films

An audiovisual introduction to Brazilian cultural and regional diversities. Films and Music from Samba to Bossa Nova to Tropicália to Hip-Hop. Rhythms and Spirituals of Capoeira and Candomblé. Amerindian songs. Dances and Rituals. Final visual-sonorous exhibition and performance by students. Taught in English.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 117Q: The Short Story in Latin America

What is a short story? How is it different from a nouvelle or a short novel? What represents the greatest achievement in its practice? How is the social function and literary standing of cuentos different in the region from elsewhere in the world? Read and think about short stories while cultivating core critical skills: close-reading, aesthetic appreciation, and good Spanish expository prose. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 127E: Junipero Serra (HISTORY 263D)

Why is Junipero Serra considered a representative figure of California? How have assessments of Serra evolved over the last 200 years? Why does his name appear so often on our campus? In this course we will consider these and other questions in terms of Spanish empire, Native American history, California politics of memory and commemoration, among other approachs. Requirements include weekly reading, class discussion, a field trip to Carmel Mission, short writing assignments, and a formal debate on the ethics naming university or public buildings after historical figures with contested pasts. Taught in English.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Surwillo, L. (PI)

ILAC 130: Introduction to Iberia: Cultural Perspectives

The purpose of this course is to study major figures and historical trends in modern Iberia against the background of the linguistic plurality and social and cultural complexity of the Iberian world. We will study the fundamental issues of empire, the Napoleonic occupation of Spain, Latin American independence, recurring civil wars, federal republicanism, and the historic nationalisms (Galician, Basque, and Catalan), all leading up to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), which is a defining moment in modern Spanish and European history, with ongoing consequences still felt and debated painfully today in contemporary Spain. This course is designed to help prepare students for their participation in the Stanford overseas study programs in Barcelona and Madrid. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Resina, J. (PI)

ILAC 131: Introduction to Latin America: Cultural Perspectives

Part of the Gateways to the World program, this is an introductory course for all things Latin American: culture, history, literature, and current events. By combining lecture and seminar formats, the class prepares you for all subsequent research on, and learning about, the region. Comparative discussion of independence movements in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andean Region, Brazil, and the Southern Cone. Other topics vary yearly, including: representations of ethnicity and class, the Cold War, popular culture, as well as major thinkers and writers. Open to all. Recommended for students who want to study abroad in Santiago, Chile. Required for majors in Spanish or Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC). In Spanish.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 133: The Animal Within: Animals in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Narrative

How does the criterion for the division between the human and the animal take part on contemporary Latin American narrative? To what extent is this divide challenged or contested? How do animals behave in literary spaces? The course combines a discussion of the literary works of authors like Jorge Luis Borges, Horacio Quiroga, Julio Cortázar, Mario Bellatin, Graciliano Ramos, Clarice Lispector, and José María Arguedas with a reflection on the animal and animality in the writings of Derrida, Deleuze, and Haraway. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Briceno, X. (PI)

ILAC 134: In the First Person: Women's Self Writing in Latin America

Why is self-narrative a particularly daring form for the feminine voice? How can a woman writer affect notions of identity in her narrative? The course examines different expressions of feminine self-portrayal in Latin America from the 1920s to the present. We study women's self-writing across different formats: diaries, memoirs, fiction, and comics. Authors include: Rosario Castellanos, Victoria Ocampo, Norah Lange, Frida Kahlo, Tununa Mercado, Marcela Trujillo, Power Paola, and Gabriela Wiener. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Briceno, X. (PI)

ILAC 136: Modern Iberian Literatures

1800 to the mid 20th century. Topics include: romanticism; realism and its variants; the turn of the century; modernism and the avant garde; the Civil War; and the first half of the 20th century. Authors may include Mariano Jose de Larra, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Rosalia de Castro, Benito Perez Galdos, Jacint Verdaguer, Eca de Queiros, Miguel de Unamuno, Ramon de Valle-Inclan, Antonio Machado, and Federico García Lorca. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPANLANG 13 or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Surwillo, L. (PI)

ILAC 157: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literatures

Survey of Iberian literature from the medieval and early modern periods. When covering texts in languages other than Spanish, translations into English or Spanish will be made available. Taught in Spanish; prerequisite: SPANLANG 13 or equivalen
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Barletta, V. (PI)

ILAC 159: Don Quijote

Focus is on a close reading of the original Spanish text of Miguel de Cervantes's prose masterpiece. The rise of the novel, the problems of authorship and signification, modes of reading, the status of Muslim and Jewish converts in early modern Spain, the rise of capitalism, masochistic desire. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Barletta, V. (PI)
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