SPAN 4600

SPAN 4600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course explores how the digital has shaped narratives of memory in contemporary Latin America. We will look at works of literature, film, and performance that mobilize the digital in order to re-represent and re-activate the past, challenge authorityty, create new forms of political activism, and establish new relationships between bodies. In discussing these works, we will also consider the ethical questions that they ask: Who owns our digital remains? What are the limitations of "hashtag" social movements?  How far should we push the boundaries of the body? As we ask these questions, we will revisit key concepts regarding memory in connection with the political events that took place in Latin America in the second half of the 20th century, and consider the digital alongside the emergence of 21st century populism.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16639SPAN 4600  SEM 101

  • Conducted in Spanish.