SPAN 3445

SPAN 3445

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What is the logic of totalitarianism? How can we develop ways of resisting totalitarianism? What role can art, film, literature and theory play in counteracting totalitarianism violence? This course studies the various strategies that artists, filmmakers, writers and thinkers devised to resist the totalitarianism that established itself in Chile via coup d'état in 1973. Examining the main works of Chilean writers, artists and filmmakers, including Diamela Eltit, Raúl Zurita, Pedro Lemebel, Eugenio Dittborn, and Raúl Ruiz, we study the way these individuals took the image, the body and language as sites to contest the dictatorship and neutralize its control. We further look at how these struggles continued throughout the post-dictatorship period and have informed recent events in Chile.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19038 SPAN 3445   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Hall 254
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Gubbins, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person