SPAN 054. Contemporary Cuba: Utopia, Revolution and Reform

(Cross-listed as LITR 054S)
This course will focus on Cuban literature and culture produced during the historical period of the Cuban Revolution. By reading varied-and often opposed-literary accounts and artistic representations of those years, the course seeks to analyze the complex socio-economic, political, and ideological processes that have informed Cuban society and culture since 1959 until the present day. Issues to be discussed include the relation between national identity, ideology and political discourse, the political conflict between US-Cuba; exile and diaspora; the politics of representation in terms of race, gender and sexuality; the role of the intellectual in times of political and ideological conflicts; the ethic of aesthetic discourses; and the current period of political and economic transition. Authors included are Fidel Castro, Ernesto Guevara, Reinaldo Arenas, Leonardo Padura, and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, among others.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, PEAC
Fall 2017. Díaz.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish  

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