SPAN 4895

SPAN 4895

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

In this course we will explore how Latin American science fiction and fantastic novels, graphic novels, short stories, and films from the modern and contemporary period have represented the figures of the animal, the monster, and the cyborg. The aim is to reflect on what these representations tell us about the shifting notions of race, gender, and ethnicity in the region, and to analyze how these "weird" bodies are able to challenge binary constructions such as civilization/barbarism, nature/culture, human/animal, normal/abnormal, and body/mind, while creating spaces for emerging alternative communities. Some of the authors to be read are Mario Bellatin, Samanta Schweblin, Leonora Carrington, and Martin Felipe Castagnet.

When Offered Spring.

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

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16386SPAN 4895  SEM 101

    • TRUris Hall 312
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Colanzi, L

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    This is the mandatory senior seminar for Spanish majors.