This course considers the role of culture and identity, migration, evolution of language, gender, race, and class issues, and studies the diverse cultural and artistic productions (literary, cinematic, musical, multi-media) that exemplify the tensions and negotiations between cultures and people.
Spring 2012: Aguado (12)
The World on Fire: Visions of Apocalypse in Contemporary Culture (Identical to International Studies 17)
Terrorism, urban riots, and large-scale accidental loss of life prevail much of the cultural landscape of our times. By focusing on the fracture of "security," in both its physical (9/11, terrorist attacks in Madrid and London) and symbolic contexts (identity wars in the former Yugoslavia and riots in the margins of Paris and other cities), students will analyze cultural productions that counterbalance these apocalyptic imaginings.
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