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COLT 52: Latin American Literatures

Some of the most fascinating literary works of this century have been written by Latin American authors such as Neruda, García Márquez, Fuentes, Allende, etc. This course will analyze modern Latin American literature, its connection to or rejection of European traditions, the ways in which individual works illuminate third world realities and challenge accepted Western views of the world. Offered periodically with varying content.

Spring 2014: Spitta & Gemünden  (2A)

New Latin American Cinema  (FS42/LACS30)

With the emergence of filmmakers such as Alejandro lnarritu (Mexico), Lucrecia Martel (Argentina), and Jose Padilha (Brazil), the last decade has seen a creative boom in Latin American cinema that includes art house cinema, blockbusters, documentary, and experimental film. Beginning with a quick overview of key forerunners, this course will focus on the major directors, genres and aesthetic trends that characterize the new Latin American cinema. We will also pay attention to the role film festivals-such as the Havana Film Festival, BAFICI in Buenos Aires, and the Berlin Film Festival-have played in promoting Latin American films. (INT)

Last Updated: 3/18/14