Film & Media Studies 338 - Latin American Cinema

Latin American Cinema

Paul Schroeder Rodriguez

M/W | 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Amherst College
SPAN-330-01-2425F, LLAS-330-01-2425F, SWAG-332-01-2425F

(Offered as SPAN 330, SWAG 332, LLAS 330 and FAMS 338) 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 Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 301 or consent of instructor. Fall Semester: Professor Schroeder Rodríguez.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, group work, instruction in language other than English, visual analysis, aural analysis.

Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.