SPAN 6662 Violence in Hispanic Culture (Spring: 3 )
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
Last Updated: 05-Feb-18