Topics course. May be repeated once with a different topic.
Normally offered each academic year: This class investigates questions of movement and contact in contemporary Latin American texts and films. Students will analyze how experiences of travel and migration appear in Latin American culture, configuring identities and negotiating conflicts raised by the transit of peoples, objects and ideas in the region. Assignments include texts written since the late 20th century, and films from several countries, representing internal and transnational journeys. Includes theoretical writings on the meanings of travel. Fulfills the Writing Requirement for the SPN major. Prerequisite: SPN 220 or above. Enrollment limited to 19.