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RELI0358

Catholic Culture/Hispanic Cin.

Catholic Culture in Hispanic Cinema
In this course we will explore the evolution of the representation of the Catholic church in Peninsular and Latin American cinema during most of the 20th century, and the impact of Catholic values on the cinematic construction of contemporary pan-Hispanic cultures. We will examine the role of Hispanic superstars (such as Dolores del Río, Gael García Bernal, and Cantinflas), cinema esthetics and genres (such as melodrama and surrealism), as well as ideology, gender, race, and spiritual themes, and their effect on the different visual constructions of the Catholic church that are related to Hispanic identity. Satisfies the IS advanced language requirement in Spanish. (At least two Spanish courses at the 0300 level or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. lect./disc. and screenings.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART LNG
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN0358 *

Sections

Fall 2008

RELI0358A-F08 Lecture (Garcia)