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SPAN 6610 Latin American Cinema (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The course serves as introduction to Latin American Studies in general and Latin American film in particular. We will look at the historical and aesthetic changes of Latin American film through history. How were those films defined by their political circumstances? What is the relation between form and content in films that are consistenly concerned with national identity? And what do they tell us about Latin America’s search for a film poetics of its own? We will see films and read texts by Tomás Gutierrez Alea, Albertina Carri, Carlos Reygadas, Glauber Rocha, Fernando Solanas, and Susan Sontag among others. This class requires that in addition to critical readings students watch movies outside class time.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ernesto Livon-Grosman

Prerequisites: Contextos, concurrent enrolment in Contextos, or permission of instructor

Cross listed with: FILM3380

Comments: Class and readings in English. Elective for the Hispanic Studies major or minor when taken as first course in language sequence. Fulfills post-1900 Latin American requirement for major.


Last Updated: 09-Feb-17