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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literature (RGSL)
Queer Latin America
Queer Latin America
Fall 2017
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SPAN 3100


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Examination of queerness in Latin American as both theory and practice; how sexual and gender practices inform Latin American cultural production. Readings may include José Donoso, Manuel Puig, Pedro Lemebel, Sylvia Molloy, Gabriela Cabezón Cámera.
At the end of this course students should be able to:

Understand and apply the notion of "queerness" as an analytical category to examine modern and contemporary Latin American literary and cultural production

Critically engage with a variety of cultural texts

Analyze how "queerness" as a trope is presented and represented as an aesthetic practice in Latin American and the Latin American diaspora in the US

Assess current issues affecting queer communities and cultural responses to them in Latin America and the US
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This course is unique. There are no similar courses taught in GWU that seek to engage queer studies in a bilingual and bicultural context including the United States and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas and Europe.
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ESIA-LatAm Conc (2010)

echacko (Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:52:16 GMT): I have removed GCRs as course attributes as CCAS no longer uses them.
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