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SPAN 6662 Violence in Hispanic Culture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course does not pose Hispanic culture as a model of violence, rather offers historic reasons to explain why and how certain universal forms of inter-personal violence manifest in great Hispanic art at particular moments in time. Based on an anthropological approach to violent systems of human behavior, the class analyzes a wide variety of texts that represent honor killing, mimetic desire, domestic violence, sexual violence, scapegoating, and “aesthetic” violence such as terror-producing works. Discussion-based class meetings with heavy emphasis on vocabulary building.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes

Prerequisites: Contextos.

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish. Counts as an elective for the major and the minor.


Last Updated: 05-Feb-18