Term: Fall 2020 - Full Term (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/31/2020||12/11/2020||W||6:10pm - 9:00pm||MURK 201|
SPAN 897R Graduate Course
From National Heroes to Zombie Wars, Social Uses of Comics in Latin America
The art of serial narrative in historietas or comics was appropriated early in Latin America. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, graphic artists, governments, and other institutions have created a wealth of characters and series to portray history, spread the word of economic and cultural change, to instill social values, or to criticize authoritarian tendencies in politics. After introducing the elements for visual analysis and a brief history of the medium, this class analyzes prime examples of the representation of national history, social violence, natural disasters, and cultural criticism through comics from Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Chile.