SPAN 084. México, 1968: La violencia de ayer y hoy


This course will examine the cultural representations of violence in contemporary Mexico, from the 1968 student massacre in Tlatelolco to the female homicides in Ciudad Juárez to the social unrest brought about by the war on drugs. The objective will be to understand not only the dynamics of political and social violence in Mexico, but also the bearing that it has had on literature and film. We will analyze the ways in which literary works, poetry, chronicles, and films contend with the issues of state terror, institutionalized oblivion, trauma, violence, and cultural identity formation. In addition to film and literature, the course will incorporate the scholarly and theoretical interventions that will help make sense of this crisis of violence plaguing Mexico.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 , SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, PEAC
Spring 2019. Buiza.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/spanish


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