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ILAC 236: Gender and Feminist Debates in Latin America

This interdisciplinary, 10 hour, 1-unit course, explores gender politics and representation in contemporary Latin American film, theory, and social movements. Seminar format, open to undergraduate and graduate students. Works may include: film: Señorita María (2017) by Rubén Mendoza (Colombia); studies by Marta Lamas (Mexico), Ana Amado (Argentina), and Sonia Corrêa (Brazil), among others. The course will be taught in Spanish at Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row. Schedule: The course dates are Monday, April 23 to Wednesday April, 25, 6:00-9:00pm. Instructor: Professor Moira Fradinger (Yale University), hosted by Professor Héctor Hoyos. NOTE: Professor Fradinger will also give a talk on "Antígonas: A Latin American Tradition," on Friday, April 27th, in the CLAS noon lecture series.
Last offered: Spring 2018

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
Instructors: Santana, C. (PI)

ILAC 241: Fiction Workshop in Spanish

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. Enrollment limited.
Last offered: Winter 2018 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

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 243: Latin American Aesthetics

As the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste, aesthetics is, purportedly, universal. The course interrogates its conspicuous omission of Latin American theorization and cultural production. Three thematic axes are vanguardia, colonialidad, and populismo; a central concern is aesthetic responses to precariousness. Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, and Cuban essayism and visual arts from the mid 20th century to the present, notably origenismo, neo-baroque, and indigenismo. In collaboration with a cognate course at UC Berkeley. Taught in Spanish.nNOTE: This course must be taken for a minimum of 3 units and a letter grade to be eligible for WAYS credit.
Last offered: Autumn 2017 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-ED

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 256A: Landscapes in Latin American Cinema

From Patagonia to the US/Mexico border, this course examines diverse cinematic visions of the Latin American continent through documentaries, fiction films, stories, and essays. We will consider different regions and time periods, including representations of dictatorship/violence, the drug trade, and cities to explore how land, nature, and humanity interact in film and to what effect. Areas of focus are the Southern Cone, Brazil, and the US/Mexico/Central America borderlands, and students will gain a solid critical understanding of how to read film.
Last offered: Spring 2018

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
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