Spring 2024 Spanish GR6021 section 001

Document and Imagination in Contemporary

Document & Imagination LA

Call Number 15471
Day & Time
T 2:00pm-4:00pm
201 Casa Hispánica
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Graciela Montaldo
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course proposes to make a theoretical reflection on Latin American literature, art, video, and cinema in the present. Starting from a diagnosis of the new scene, we are going to study some alternative forms. We will start with reading theoretical texts.

The study of these works will also allow us to understand the dynamics between the different media and how artists conceive their practice in the midst of contemporary conditions. We are going to explore in these works the relationships between imagining, documenting, creating communities, intervening in the social field, and discussing global issues that often, from a precise location, involve planetary issues.

We will study works by Valeria Luiselli, Lucrecia Martel, Mario Bellatin, Paz Encina, Galo Ghigliotto, Mariana López, Diamela Eltit, and Dani Zelko, among others. We will also read Jorge Luis Borges's works as a first break in the centrality of writing. We will discuss the constellation of problems around aesthetics, mediality, exhibition, politics, materiality, and immateriality in art and literature, mimesis and institutions, artists and intellectuals.

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 5 students (15 max) as of 6:06PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Spanish
Number GR6021
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20241SPAN6021G001