Latin American Cinema

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Spanish
Course Number: 
238
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as SPAN 238 and FAMS 238) How have Latin Americans represented themselves on the big screen? In this course we will explore this question through close readings of representative films from each of the following major periods: silent cinema (1890s–1930s), studio cinema (1930s–1950s), Neorealism/Art Cinema (1950s), the New Latin American Cinema (1960s–1980s), and contemporary cinema (1990s to today). Throughout the course we will examine evolving representations of modernity and pay special attention to how these representations are linked to different constructions of gender, race, sexuality, and nationality. We will conclude the course with a collective screening of video essays created by students in the course. The course is conducted in English.

Spring semester. Professor Schroeder Rodríguez.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
SPAN-238-01,FAMS-238-01
Schedule #: 
SPAN-238-01-1819S

Course Sections

Latin American Cinema
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Paul Schroeder pschroeder@amherst.edu TTH 01:00PM-03:30PM CONV 302