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Academic Year 2005/2006
Power and Resistance in Latin America
LAST 300 SP
This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on political structures and resistance movements and incorporates the discourses of literature and history. Beginning with the Mexican Revolution, the course will examine other
in contemporary Latin American history that have been characterized by overt and covert struggles over power: The Cuban Revolution; The Bureaucratic-Authoritarian regime in Argentina; Peru during the civil war.
Hugo Blanco, LAND OR DEATH
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME and NOTHING CAN STOP THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE
Carlos Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ
DREAMING IN CUBAN
Octavio Paz, THE
LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE
Orin Starn, NIGHTWATCH: THE POLITICS OF PROTEST IN THE ANDES
Diana Taylor, DISAPPEARING ACTS: SPECTACLES OF GENDER AND NATIONALISM IN ARGENTINA'S DIRTY WAR
Jacobo Timerman, PRISONER
WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A
Marta Traba, MOTHERS AND SHADOWS
Mario Vargas Lloso, THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA
John Womack, ZAPATA AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Five short papers; one class presentation; one final project; attendance at four films.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Reading list subject to change as some texts may go out of print unexpectedly. Additional readings will be on reserve in Olin Library.
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