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RLRL 1020 The Immigrant in Film and Literature (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

The experiences of the displaced, the exile and the immigrant have inspired great literature and cinema in the Spanish speaking world. This course will delve into a variety of narratives about the perilous journeys of Central Americans and Mexicans making their way to the North, the terrifying voyages of the brave and desperate people crossing to Spain from North Africa, and the struggle to adapt to new social, cultural and linguistic realities. Students will read, in English translation, short stories, short novellas, and first-hand accounts of immigrant experiences and watch several Spanish-language movies with English subtitles.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Christopher Wood

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: All class discussions and assignments will be in English.


Last Updated: 14-Jan-16