SPAN 051. Cuba contemporánea: utopía, revolución y reforma

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 social role of the intellectual, ethics and aesthetics, and the current period of political and economic transition.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, INTP, GLBL-Paired
Spring 2022. Díaz.
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