LITR 054S. Contemporary Cuba: Utopia, Revolution and Reform

(Cross-listed as SPAN 054)
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-economical, political, and ideological processes that have informed Cuban society and culture since 1959 until the present day. Although it will use a panoramic and chronological approach, emphasis will be given to works produced in the last three decades. Issues to be discussed include the relation between national identity, ideology and political discourse, the politics of representation in terms of race, gender and sexuality, exile and diaspora, the role of the intellectual, the balance between ethics and aesthetics, and the current period of political and economic transition.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Díaz.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Literatures in Translation  
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