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ILAC 102: Spanish Through Poetry

This Spanish poetry course is designed for intermediate and advanced speakers interested in environmental issues. It examines how poetry reflects and reimagines the environment, specifically in Latin America, including Latinx poetry, from the 70s to the present. The course explores different aesthetic and theoretical approaches to poetry related to nature, ecopoetry, postnatural poetry, and poetry of place. Students will analyze and discuss poetry in different media and formats, including single-authored, collective, serial, and multimedia poems. We will explore how environmental concerns are expressed through formal language and imagery. We will examine whether poetic devices obscure or reveal environmental inquiries and how poetic language can highlight power dynamics and promote ecological consciousness. We will delve into the formal aspects of poetry and the material processes involved in creating environmental poetic imagery and connect poetry to environmental activism. Students must also enroll in the related course SPANLANG 121 "Concurrent Writing Support" for language learning.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Castro, A. (PI)

ILAC 106: From Disney to Telenovelas: Latin America in Popular Film and TV (CHILATST 106)

Popular film and media have represented Latin America in various ways, including as a geographical region, a homogeneous culture, and a form of racialization. In this course, we will investigate these representations to understand how Latin America, its people, and its diaspora imagine themselves and how others have conceptualized the region. We will pay particular attention to the myths and stereotypes that cinema and television have sustained as well as Latin America's history of colonization to examine the prevalence of anti-blackness, anti-indigeneity, and other forms of erasure and social exclusion. Sources include Disney's Saludos Amigos and Encanto, Pixar's Coco, and the telenovela Yo soy Betty la fea, among others. Taught in English. Students are welcome to complete work in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Alpert, J. (PI)

ILAC 107N: History in Images: Scenes from the Franco Dictatorship in Spanish Cinema

A restrospective of films from the 1950s to the early 21st century dealing with the troubled representation of the Spanish Civil War and the postwar "iron years". The seminar will analyze the distortion of the past through both censorship and individual recollection under conditions of personal and collective trauma, while exploring the relation between history and film. We will also discuss the ways in which objective images can be used to explore subjectivity. Outstanding films by Luis Garc¿a Berlanga, Luis Bu¿uel, Carlos Saura, V¿ctor Erice, Pilar Mir¿, Julio Medem, Pedro Almod¿var, Guillermo del Toro, Agust¿ Villaronga and Alejandro Amen¿bar. Spanish comprehension is necessary for the required class films.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Resina, J. (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: WAY-A-II, GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI

ILAC 161: Modern Latin American Literature

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: Bol¿var, Bello, G¿mez de Avellaneda, Isaacs, Sarmiento, Machado de Assis, Dar¿o, Mart¿, Agustini, Vallejo, Huidobro, Borges, Cort¿zar, Neruda, Guillon, Rulfo, Ramos, Garc¿a Marquez, Lispector, and Bola¿o. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, GER:DB-Hum, WAY-EDP

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

Can novels make us better people? Can movies challenge our assumptions? Can poems help us become who we are? We'll think about these and other questions with the help of writers like Toni Morrison, Marcel Proust, Jordan Peele, Charlie Kaufman, Rachel Cusk, William Shakespeare, and Samuel Beckett, plus thinkers like Nehamas, Nietzsche, Nussbaum, Plato, and Sartre. We'll also ask whether a disenchanted world can be re-enchanted; when, if ever, the truth stops being the most important thing; why we sometimes choose to read sad stories; whether we ever love someone for who they are; who could possibly want to live their same life over and over again; what it takes to make ourselves fully moral; whether it's ever good to be conflicted; how we can pull ourselves together; and how we can take ourselves apart. (This is the required gateway course for the Philosophy and Literature major tracks. Majors should register in their home department.)
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II

ILAC 199: Individual Work

Open only to students in the department, or by consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-12 | Repeatable 15 times (up to 12 units total)

ILAC 212: Curing the Institutions with Francesc Tosquelles: Politics and exile, disalienation and outsider art (ARTHIST 212A, DLCL 212, FRENCH 212E)

In the occupied France of the 1940s, Catalan psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles used culture (amateur cinema, theater, and literature) and politics (self-management, cooperatives, and anti-Stalinist communism) to "cure" the institutions rather than patients. In his work he engaged with avantgarde poets like Paul Éluard, Antonin Artaud and Tristan Tzara, the post-colonial philosopher and psychiatrist Frantz Fanon and philosopher Félix Guattari. His project was shaped by radical politics in Catalonia during the 1930s and his own practice of treating the therapeutic community rather than the patients themselves. Tosquelles worked with people outside the medical profession: musicians, writers, lawyers and even prostitutes. These experiences resonate in the book he wrote on poet Gabriel Ferrater and the Spanish Civil War. Taught in English.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5

ILAC 218: Shipwrecks and Backlands: Getting Lost in Literature (COMPLIT 214, COMPLIT 314A, ILAC 318)

This course takes students on a journey through tales of getting lost in the Portuguese and Spanish empires. We will read harrowing stories of being caught adrift at sea and mystical interpretations of island desertion. The course begins with sea-dominated stories of Portuguese voyages to Asia, Africa, and Brazil then turns to how the Amazon and the sertão, or backlands, became a driving force of Brazilian literature. Official historians, poets, and novelists imbued the ocean and the backlands with romanticism, yet these spaces were the backdrop to slavery and conquest. Instead of approaching shipwreck and captivity narratives as eyewitness testimonies, as many have, we will consider how they produced 'the sea' and 'the wilderness' as poetic constructions in Western literature while also offering glimpses of the 'darker side' of Iberian expansion. Taught in English with all texts offered both in English and the original Portuguese or Spanish. Optional guest lectures in Portuguese.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-EDP, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Hughes, N. (PI)

ILAC 222: Latin American Avant-garde Narrative

This course aims to outline a general understanding of the Latin American avant-garde narrative following its representative themes. I will establish a map of avant-garde narrative considering the plurality of its expressions and temporalities, the proposals for renewal or rupture and the interest in readjusting its character to the sensitivity of the new. We will focus on the study the avant-garde narrative that operates with small scenarios, common and strangers, closer to everyday life, treating trivial issues, recreating the disputes around the relationships between experience and narration. We will also work on the formats of the detective story, science fiction, and the fables of modern artists and their links with modernity to understand how in avant-garde narratives, the referential world is transformed into oneiric materiality. We will discuss works by Teresa de la Parra, Arqueles Vela, Pablo Palacio, Julio Garmendia, Efrén Hernández, Felisberto Hernández, Roberto Arlt, José Martínez Sotomayor, María Luisa Bombal, Jorge Luis Borges, Armonía Sommers, Jesús Enrique Lossada, Marta Brunet and Vicente Huidobro. Taught in Spanish.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
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