A) Medieval Spanish Literature, B) Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, C) Spanish Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, D) Spanish Literature of the 20th Century (Poetry/Theater/Prose,), E) Contemporary Spanish Literature, F) Spanish Cultural Studies, G) Latin American Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries, H) Latin American Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, I) 20th Century Latin American Literature (Poetry/Theater/Prose), J) Contemporary Latin American Literature, K) Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, L) Transatlantic Studies, M) Spanish and Latin American Philosophy and Essay, N) Indigenous Cultural Expression of the Americas, O) Hispanic Film Studies, P) U.S. Hispanic Cultural Studies, Q) Latin American Cultural Studies, R) Senior Seminar, S) Other. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.
Section Comments: "The Disappeared"
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This course examines the multifarious figure of the desaparecido in Latin America. It takes as its point of departure the the era of dictatorships (the 1970’s and the 1980’s), then moves into the transitional era after the truth commissions and the return to democracy, and finishes up with an exploration of the present state of the war on drugs and narco violence. By examining cases of human rights violations and forced disappearance in Central America, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, the course explores the search for the disappeared, the poetics/politics of mourning, transitional justice, and memory practices, by examining cultural production such as novels, poems, music, documentaries, films, and visual arts. Addressing these diverse issues will involve engaging literary, cultural, political, and theoretical concepts stemming from the work of prominent artists, intellectuals and activists in the Americas.