Spring 2024 Spanish UN3533 section 001

Women, Culture, Activism & Gender in Lat

Activism & Gender in Lati

Call Number 15466
Day & Time
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
201 Casa Hispánica
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Graciela Montaldo
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The course focuses on women, culture, and activism in contemporary Latin America through the discussion of manifestos, essays, visual works, films, literature, blogs, music, and new cultural experiences. We will approach two main demands of women on the streets: claims against violence (“femicidios”) and the expansion of rights.

Students will be introduced to theoretical writing on Latin American feminisms in different contexts (mainly Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Chile, Peru). This course will provide students with an accurate understanding of some of the topics of contemporary Latin American feminism and activism related to new subjectivities, politics, and culture. The course develops a wide range of cultural practices and includes topics as practices of resistance, representation of violence, gender as spectacle, and new phenomena such as urban protests. We will also trace a relevant genealogy of women struggles in Latin America. The class will be conducted in Spanish and all written assignments will also be in that language.

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 1:07PM Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Subject Spanish
Number UN3533
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20241SPAN3533W001