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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
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

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

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
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


How are indigenous peoples represented in Mexico and Peru in the early 20th century? Why do we call that literature and visual art indigenista? What is the relationship between indigenista art, revolution and the nation? How do we examine indigenismos now?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
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

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
Instructors: Briceno, X. (PI)

ILAC 278A: Senior Seminar: Self-Writing in Latin America

Open to seniors in ILAC and Spanish; juniors by permission of instructor. Why is self-narrative a daring form for the feminine voice? How does writing the self affect notions of identity? The course examines self-writing across different formats: diaries, memoirs, fiction and comics. 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

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
Instructors: Monegal, A. (PI)
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