LATA 6666

LATA 6666

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

In this course, we will take an inter- and multidisciplinary approach that examines works of fiction, film, performance, and photography, as well as graffiti, souvenirs, and internet memes, to explore how specters intervene in and mold the social, political, and cultural landscape of contemporary Latin America. We will discuss how different spectral figures—the desaparecidos of the dictatorships and armed conflicts, the missing migrants who have died crossing the US/Mexico border, the ghostly reincarnations of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Eva Perón in Argentina, to name a few—challenge official narratives of memory, ground political authority, complicate transitions and endings, and fuel social movements and revolutions. For longer description and instructor bio visit the Society for the Humanities website.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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Syllabi: none
  • 18405 LATA 6666   SEM 101

    • M A D White House 110
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Troconis Gonzalez, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    This class will be taught in English.