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Apr 13, 2017 by Christopher Britt (cbritt)
SPAN 3550 : Queer Latin America
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:59:29 GMT
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:19:25 GMT
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literature (RGSL)
Long Course Title
Queer Latin America
Short Course Title
Queer Latin America
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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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Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
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.
ESIA-LatAm Conc (2010)
Course Reviewer Comments
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:52:16 GMT
I have removed GCRs as course attributes as CCAS no longer uses them.