Fall 2023 History GU4301 section 001

Politics and Justice in Latin America th

LA through crime fiction

Call Number 10422
Day & Time
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Pablo Piccato
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This seminar will use fiction to understand some of the most urgent problems of contemporary Latin American reality. We will read and discuss works of crime fiction from Latin America in the context of the history of crime and justice in the region. It will be an effort to understand those works both in the literary field, as a part of a popular genre of literature, and in their connections with everyday life, often expressed in the media. In other words, the seminar will be an exercise of reading in context, in a historical perspective but also relation to the expectations that readers and critics had about narratives that dealt with violence and the pursuit of justice.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 10 students (15 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4301
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20233HIST4301W001