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ILAC 111Q: Texts and Contexts: Spanish/English Literary Translation Workshop (DLCL 111Q)

This course introduces students to the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to translate literary texts from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Students will workshop and revise a translation project throughout the quarter. Topics may include comparative syntaxes, morphologies, and semantic systems; register and tone; audience; the role of translation in the development of languages and cultures; and the ideological and socio-cultural forces that shape translations.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Santana, C. (PI)

ILAC 112Q: 2666

The novel 2666 has been regarded as the first classic of world literature in the 21st century. At the end of this course, you will have read and studied this work in its entirety. Close to 1000 pages long, Roberto Bolaño's opus is both daunting and eminently readable¿a feast for serious readers and aspiring writers. It is a dark thriller that spans several continents, with memorable characters and unsuspected plot twists throughout. Similar to Anna Karenina or One Hundred Years of Solitude in ambition, it explores the limits of the sayable, and of the novel form. Its protagonists include vivacious young people, a lost German author, an African-American journalist in Mexico, gallivanting academics, and bodily remains. Some of its topics include literary fame and influence, exile, Cartel violence, and the legacies of World War II. Take this course if you would like to gain solid training in the art of close reading, take your Spanish to the next level, immerse yourself in deep learning, familiarize yourself with current events in Latin America, and participate in a dedicated book salon. The reading pace is very moderate (20 pages every weekday), which allows for careful consideration and readerly enjoyment. The analytical skills you gain in this seminar are also highly portable: they will serve you well in all of your future scholarly pursuits. The course combines small seminar discussion¿a staple of humanities education¿with an approximation to a fresh, contemporary text. You will present on a small section of the book, write short response papers, and engage in various creative activities. Guest speakers and archival work will complement our regular activities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 123: Reading the Environment in Brazil

Focus is on cultural representations of natural and built environments in Brazil, from the turn of the twentieth century to the present. How do these representations shape attitudes and policies that affect the socially marginalized populations (human and otherwise) that live in those places? How do representations of space interrelate with otherness in Brazil? Through the analysis of texts, films, visual art and social media related to the Amazon, the Northeast, and urban spaces, these questions will take on greater clarity. Authors/artists/directors include: Euclides da Cunha; Raul Bopp; Tarsila do Amaral; Graciliano Ramos; Glauber Rocha; Clarice Lispector; Fernando Meirelles; and Luiz Ruffato. Taught in English, with readings in Portuguese and English.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Schiess, A. (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 cultural complexity of the Iberian world. We will cover the period from the loss of the Spanish empire, through the civil wars and dictatorships to the end of the Portuguese Estado Novo and the monarchic restoration in Spain. Particular attention will be given to the Peninsula's difficult negotiation of its cultural and national diversity, with an emphasis on current events. This course is designed to help prepare students for their participation in the Stanford overseas study program in Spain. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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: ; Hughes, N. (PI)

ILAC 132: Drug Wars: from Pablo Escobar to the Mara Salvatrucha to Iguala Mass Student Kidnapping

This course will study the ways in which Latin American Narcos are represented in feature films, documentaries, essays, and novels. We will choose two regions and times: Pablo Escobar's Colombia (1949-1993) and current Mexico (1990-2015), including the mass students kidnappings in Iguala, México, 2014. Films: Sins of my Father (Entel, 2009); Pablo's Hippos (Lawrence Elman, 2010); True Story of Killing Pablo, David Keane (2002), Sumas y restas (Víctor Gaviria, 2003); La vida loca (Poveda, 2009), Sin nombre (Cary Fukunaga, 2009), El velador (Almada, 2011); La jaula de oro (Quemada-Díez, 2013); La bestia (Pedro Ultreras, 2010); Cartel Land (Heineman, 2015); The Missing 43 (Vice, 2015). Books: Alejandra Inzunza, José Luis Pardo, Pablo Ferri: Narco America, de los Andes a Manhattan (2015); Sergio González Rodríguez: El hombre sin cabeza (2010); Rafael Ramírez Heredia: La Mara (2004).
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 132E: Introduction to Global Portuguese: Cultural Perspectives

Portuguese is the sixth most-spoken language in the world (roughly 250 million speakers now, with expected growth to 400 million by 2050) and the most-spoken language south of the Equator. It is the official language of nation-states on four continents, making it truly global in scope. Beyond Brazil, there are tens of millions of Portuguese speakers in Africa and Europe as well as smaller communities in Asia and North America. In this course, students will learn about the cultures and communities that make up the Portuguese-speaking world, even as they learn to critique the idea of linking these communities by means of a language that became global (like Spanish and English) through violent colonial expansion. Topics include art and music, film, poetry, short story, post-colonialism, indigeneity, crioulismo, empire, diaspora, semi-peripherality, modernism. Course taught in English with optional Portuguese section.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Barletta, V. (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 140: Migration in 21st Century Latin American Film (CHILATST 140)

Focus on how images and narratives of migration are depicted in recent Latin American film. It compares migration as it takes place within Latin America to migration from Latin America to Europe and to the U.S. We will analyze these films, and their making, in the global context of an ever-growing tension between "inside" and "outside"; we consider how these films represent or explore precariousness and exclusion; visibility and invisibility; racial and gender dynamics; national and social boundaries; new subjectivities and cultural practices. Films include: Bolivia, Copacabana, La teta asustada, Norteado, Sin nombre, Migración, Ulises, among others. Films in Spanish, with English subtitles. Discussions and assignments in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 149: The Laboring of Diaspora & Border Literary Cultures (COMPLIT 149, CSRE 149)

Focus is given to emergent theories of culture and on comparative literary and cultural studies. How do we treat culture as a social force? How do we go about reading the presence of social contexts within cultural texts? How do ethno-racial writers re-imagine the nation as a site with many "cognitive maps" in which the nation-state is not congruent with cultural identity? How do diaspora and border narratives/texts strive for comparative theoretical scope while remaining rooted in specific local histories. Note: This course must be taken for a minimum of 3 units and a letter grade to be eligible for Ways credit
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 157: Medieval and Early Modern Iberian Literatures

From roughly 1000 to 1700 CE. A survey of significant authors and works of early Iberian literatures, focusing on fictional/historical prose and poetry. Topics include lyric poetry and performance, the rise of European empire, Islam in the West, the rise of the novel, early European accounts of Africa and the Americas. Authors may include: Andalusi lyric poets, Llull, the Archpriest of Hita, Zurara, March, Rojas, Vaz de Caminha, Cabeza de Vaca, Sá de Miranda, Monte(ay)or, Teresa of Ávila, Camões, Mendes Pinto, Góngora, Sóror Violante do Céu, Sor Juana, Calderón, and Cervantes. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hughes, N. (SI)

ILAC 159: Don Quijote

Focus is on a close reading of Miguel de Cervantes's prose masterpiece. Topics include: the rise of the novel, problems of authorship and meaning, modes of reading, the status of Muslim and Jewish converts in early modern Spain, the rise of capitalism, masochistic desire. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPANLANG 13 or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Barletta, V. (PI)

ILAC 161: Modern Latin American Literature

From independence to the present. A survey of significant authors and works of Hispanic and Brazilian Portuguese literatures, focusing on fictional prose and poetry. Topics include romantic allegories of the nation; modernism and postmodernism; avant-garde poetry; regionalism versus cosmopolitanism; indigenous and indigenist literature; magical realism and the literature of the boom; Afro-Hispanic literature; and testimonial narrative. Authors may include: Bolívar, Bello, Gómez de Avellaneda, Isaacs, Sarmiento, Machado de Assis, Darío, Martí­, Agustini, Vallejo, Huidobro, Borges, Cortázar, Neruda, Guillon, Rulfo, Ramos, Garcí­a Marquez, Lispector, and Bolaño. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 175: CAPITALS: How Cities Shape Cultures, States, and People (COMPLIT 100, DLCL 100, FRENCH 175, GERMAN 175, HISTORY 206E, ITALIAN 175, URBANST 153)

This course takes students on a trip to major capital cities, at different moments in time: Renaissance Florence, Golden Age Madrid, Colonial Mexico City, Enlightenment and Romantic Paris, Existential and Revolutionary St. Petersburg, Roaring Berlin, Modernist Vienna, and bustling Buenos Aires. While exploring each place in a particular historical moment, we will also consider the relations between culture, power, and social life. How does the cultural life of a country intersect with the political activity of a capital? How do large cities shape our everyday experience, our aesthetic preferences, and our sense of history? Why do some cities become cultural capitals? Primary materials for this course will consist of literary, visual, sociological, and historical documents (in translation); authors we will read include Boccaccio, Dante, Sor Juana, Montesquieu, Baudelaire, Gogol, Irmgard Keun, Freud, and Borges. Note: To be eligible for WAYS credit, you must take the course for a Letter Grade.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 181: Philosophy and Literature (CLASSICS 42, COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)

What, if anything, does reading literature do for our lives? What can literature offer that other forms of writing cannot? Can fictions teach us anything? Can they make people more moral? Why do we take pleasure in tragic stories? This course introduces students to major problems at the intersection of philosophy and literature. It addresses key questions about the value of literature, philosophical puzzles about the nature of fiction and literary language, and ways that philosophy and literature interact. Readings span literature, film, and philosophical theories of art. Authors may include Sophocles, Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Proust, Woolf, Walton, Nietzsche, and Sartre. Students master close reading techniques and philosophical analysis, and write papers combining the two. This is the required gateway course for the Philosophy and Literature major tracks. Majors should register in their home department.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 199: Individual Work

Open only to students in the department, or by consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-12 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 209: Desaparecidos

The course will go through many manifestations of the figure of "desaparecidos" in the last 40 years both in Latin America and Spain. Two coordinates will allow us to map this vast terrain: first, a rigorous discussion of categories to think about suffering (disappearance, victim, humanitarianism, among others); second, close analytical reading of key cultural products, especially films, that seek to convey experiences of intense suffering. We will consider different cases of disappearance, from its coinage in the 1970s to more recent ones ¿especially in Mexico, but also Colombia, Brazil, and/or Uruguay. Students will be introduced to years of personal and collective research on the subject (http://identidadcolectiva.es/victimas). In Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Gatti, G. (PI)

ILAC 211: Existentialism, from Moral Quest to Novelistic Form (COMPLIT 258A)

This seminar intends to follow the development of Existentialism from its genesis to its literary expressions in the European postwar. The notions of defining commitment, of moral ambiguity, the project of the self, and the critique of humanism will be studied in selected texts by Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Unamuno, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Joan Sales.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ER | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Resina, J. (PI)

ILAC 213: The Memory of the Eye: Iberian Cinema from Buñuel to Almodóvar

An introduction to Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, and Catalan cinema through films from the 1920s and 30s to the present. How film uses a visual grammar of the image to tackle social questions and construct a collective memory. This course will consider the problems of individual recollection under conditions of collective trauma and distortion of the past, exploring the relation between film and history. The course will also focus on how images can be used to explore subjectivity and the passions. We will be watching outstanding films by Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura, Víctor Erice, Bigas Luna, Pedro Almodóvar, Miguel Gomes, Julio Medem, Ventura Pons, Iciar Bollaín, and Isabel Coixet. Students will be responsible for watching all the films, engaging in lively discussion, in preparation for which, they will be asked to consider certain issues in writing before each class. Each student will present on one of the films for about fifteen minutes. There will be one short midterm essay and one final paper "on a different film."
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Resina, J. (PI)

ILAC 238: Latin American Poetry as Witness to Self and World.

Can lyric poetry engage with the political? How have political contexts shaped poetic form? In this course we will study the ways in which Latin American poetry has modified, dismissed, and drawn inspiration from the traditions of the avant-garde and politicized poetry. Authors may include Darío, Huidobro, Vallejo, Guillén, Storni, Neruda, Paz, Pizarnik, Parra, Dalton, Zurita, and Morejón.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Santana, C. (PI)

ILAC 242: Poetry Workshop in Spanish

Latin American and Spanish poetry approached through elements of craft. Assignments are creative in nature and focus on the formal elements of poetry (meter, rhythm, lineation, rhetorical figures and tropes) and the exploration of lyric subgenres (e.g. ode, elegy, prose poem). Students write original poems throughout the quarter. No previous experience with creative writing is required. Prerequisite: 100-level course in Spanish or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Santana, C. (PI)

ILAC 254: On the Road w/o GPS: Fiction, Journalism & Art of Survival - Tijuana, Havana, Mexico & Buenos Aires

A travelogue through four major Latin American cities. Border town Tijuana; Havana's fading socialism and cultural dissent; carnival and apocalypse in Mexico City; and cosmopolitan and marginal Buenos Aires will be the main stops on this journey. We will use works of fiction and journalism to cross the uncharted fields of identities, mythologies, traditions, popular icons, urban challenges and survival experiences. The readings will involve Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Carlos Fuentes, Antonio José Ponte, Jorge Luis Borges, Martín Caparrós, Leila Guerriero, María Moreno and Juan Villoro, among others.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 255: Climate Change and Latin American Naturecultures

In this course, we will explore fundamental concepts of the environmental humanities as they relate to the inseparable natural and cultural phenomena that constitute climate change in Latin America. The course will be structured around different ecological themes¿such as, energy and extractive industries, the Amazon, the desert, the Andes, the Caribbean, urban habitats¿that will be examined through twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American novels, film, short story, and song. Possible authors include Gloria Anzaldúa, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Gabriel García Márquez, and José Eustasio Rivera. We will consider the ethics and politics of climate change in the Americas, how the methodologies of literary and decolonial studies can generate insights into contemporary climate change impacts in Latin America, and what role culture has in a period defined by chronic and slow-moving environmental crisis and recovery. Taught in English.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Valderrama, P. (PI)

ILAC 258: Narratives at the Edge of Life

The limits of language in the face of violence and the exhaustion of representation are, by now, familiar topics in the humanities and social sciences. And yet the question persists: how to write about dire realities? How to find the right pitch? Building upon the premise that the only way to even attempt to do this is by being self-reflective about writing itself, thinking about our resources to give an account about what is impossible to be put into stories, the course deals with the limits and possibilities of these sciences when confronted with suffering. Discussions draw on life experience of the professor as well as on work in progress about the figure of the disappeared in the contemporary world. In Spanish
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Gatti, G. (PI)

ILAC 262: Fiction and History in the Mexican Novel

In Mexico, government discourse and "explanations" have cast history under a shroud of misunderstanding. Meanwhile, novels have rescued from oblivion and censorship historical facts of the highest importance. In the process, such novels have demonstrated that the imagination is a key resource to understanding reality. A literary interpretation of themes that went unexamined for political reasons is thus highly productive. The course, which opposes historical and novelistic accounts of social reality, considers work by Martín Luis Guzmán, Nellie Campobello, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, Jorge Ibargüengoitia and Sergio Pitol.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 268: INDIGENISMOS REVISITED

TBD
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Briceno, X. (PI)

ILAC 272: New Brazilian Cinema

This course studies cinema from Brazil with a focus on films from the last decade. We will consider how to effectively talk and write about film, particularly according to Brazil's specific historical and cultural context and from a perspective of social realism. Numerous readings and discussions will bolster our viewings of fiction films and documentaries. Directors include Kleber Mendonça Filho, Anna Muylaert, Gabriel Mascaro, Karim Aïnouz, Aly Muritiba, and Petra Costa. Taught in English; films shown with English subtitles.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Winterbottom, T. (PI)

ILAC 277: Senior Seminar: Spanish and Society - From Novel to Film

Open to seniors in ILAC and Spanish; juniors by permission of instructor. All students must contact instructor to obtain an enrollment code. How are film and novels alike? How are they different? Can the study of cinematographic adaptation of novels help us understand better the specific nature of literature and that of film? What does it mean to be 'faithful' to a work of literature in a new medium? To address these questions, the course combines a selection of major Latin American novels and plays, as well as a panorama of Latin American cinematography, from 1960s's films to contemporary productions.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Briceno, X. (PI)

ILAC 278A: Senior Seminar: Shepherds and Butchers, or The Iberian Pastoral

Open to seniors in ILAC and Spanish; juniors by permission of instructor. What does pastoral literature -- with its lovesick shepherds, acts of self-immolation, and aquatic nymphs -- have to do with imperial expansion? For early modern Portugal and Spain, it formed a surprisingly indispensable (if somewhat perverse) foundation for their respective colonial projects. From the earliest African slave markets to the rise of the modern novel, the pastoral is everywhere, a true companion of empire. Through a close analysis and discussion of early modern texts in Spanish and Portuguese (translations of Portuguese texts will be made available), as well as some theoretical/philosophical texts in English, we will explore the bizarre place of the pastoral in early modern Iberian Empire and reckon with its impact on our own sense of the colonial past. Authors include: Joanot Martorell, Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Garcilaso de la Vega, Joan Boscà, Jorge Montemor, Luisa Sigea, Luís de Camões, and Miguel de Cervantes. NOTE: This course must be taken for a minimum of 5 units and a letter grade to be eligible for WIM credit.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 283E: Visuality, Memory and Citizenship: Archive and Activism in Catalan Photography (ARTHIST 283E)

An examination of the ethics, poetics and politics of visual representation in a selection of photographers and artists from Catalonia: images of the Spanish Civil War by Agustí Centelles, snapshots of urban life by Joan Colom, the use of photography as memorial or critical tool by Francesc Torres and Joan Fontcuberta¿s creative and theoretical contributions to post-photography in the digital age, among others. The wide range of practices discussed encompass documentary photography, photojournalism and the relation between photography and contemporary art. These Catalan photographers and artists will be studied in an international context, in connection with the work of Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Gilles Peress, Gervasio Sánchez, Susan Meiselas, Marcelo Brodsky, Sophie Ristelhueber, Alfredo Jaar, Gustavo Germano and Martin Parr. The main focus will be on how photography serves both as a repository of memory and as an instrument of political intervention. Offered in English.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Monegal, A. (PI)

ILAC 299: Individual Work

Open to department advanced undergraduates or graduate students by consent of professor. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-12 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 321: Aljamiado Literature: Crypto-Muslim Culture in Early Modern Iberia

The history, culture, and literature of minority Muslim communities in Spain and Portugal from 1492 to the Morisco expulsions of 1609-14. Topics include: Islam and the West; Religious minorities in Europe; Inquisition and resistance; Gender and Islam; Law and Culture. Class discussions will revolve around selected works of Aljamiado literature (students will learn to read Arabic script), and the final project will involve the partial transcription and study of a sixteenth-century Aljamiado manuscript.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Barletta, V. (PI)

ILAC 334A: Concepts of Modernity I: Philosophical Foundations (COMPLIT 334A, MTL 334A)

In the late eighteenth century, Immanuel Kant proclaimed his epoch to be "the genuine age of criticism." He went on to develop the critique of reason, which set the stage for many of the themes and problems that have preoccupied Western thinkers for the last two centuries. This fall quarter survey is intended as an introduction to these themes and problems. The general course layout draws equal parts on Koselleck's practice of "conceptual history" (Begriffsgeschichte) and on Jameson's of "cognitive mapping." After consideration of an important, if often under-appreciated precedent (the baroque), we turn our attention to the conceptual triad of subject, reason and critique, followed by that of revolution, utopia and sovereignty. Authors may include Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Freud, Lukács, and others. This course is the first of a two-course sequence. Priority to graduate students in MTL, ILAC, and English.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 350: Roberto Bolaño's 2666

Roberto Bolaño's 2666 raises questions about the representability of sovereignty, neoliberalism, gender violence, and globalization. An unlikely global classic, it has become a de rigueur referent in contemporary literary studies. Graduate students taking this class will not only engage in a narratological examination of novel, but also survey the existing secondary bibliography, including forthcoming manuscripts with special permission from the authors. The goal of the seminar is to prepare graduate students to formulate their own contributions to the state of the discipline.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Hoyos, H. (PI)

ILAC 371: Graduate Colloquium: Explorations in Latin American History and Historiography (HISTORY 371)

Introduction to modern Latin American history and historiography, including how to read and use primary sources for independent research.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Wolfe, M. (PI)

ILAC 399: Individual Work

For Spanish and Portuguese department graduate students only. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-12 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ILAC 801: TGR Project

Terms: Aut | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: TGR

ILAC 802: TGR Dissertation

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 0 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: TGR
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