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SPAN 9974 Latin American Cityscapes (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore, through essays, fiction and films the development of the modern Latin American city in its historical context. We will look at the cultural and political implications of its evolution, from patterns of space distribution to inner city violence and ecological crisis looking closely at social issues and their representations. Works by Walter Benjamin, Roberto Arlt, Fernando Vallejo, Beatriz Sarlo and Hugo Santiago among others.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Ernesto Livon-Grosman

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Course taught in Spanish, readings and films in Spanish and English

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17