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WAGS0327

Gender & Nat Identities Lat Am

Gender and National Identities in Latin America
What did it mean to be a man in Mexico in the ‘40s, a Chicana woman in the ‘70s, a homosexual in Cuba in the ‘90s, or a Puerto Rican mermaid at the turn of the new millennium? By studying these four specific gender constructions of the 20th century in Latin America we will explore the diversity and complexity that lies beneath the label latino. This will be a multidisciplinary course where students will analyze films, other visual arts, music, and literature by Mayra Santos-Febres, Reinaldo Arenas, and Senel Paz. Readings will also include theoretical texts by Judith Butler, Susan Bordo, and Marjorie Garber. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Women's & Gender Studies
Department:
Prog in Women's & Gender Study
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN0327 *

Sections

Spring 2011

WAGS0327A-S11 Lecture (Reyes Giardiello)