Latin Am & Status of Writing
Formal education, and in particular higher education, is heavily based on writing as a recording technology. In this seminar we will examine how Latin Americans have questioned the institution of writing in the “modernization” of society, focusing on issues such as the clash between cultures of literacy and orality, the literary rendering of oral performances, and contemporary scenes of narrative production (the cartonera movement, hip-hop, and graffiti artists). We will develop our conceptual framework by reading authors such as Ángel Rama, Walter Ong, and Jack Goody, and focus our eyes and ears on works by Latin American artists such as Ricardo Palma, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rappin’ Hood, and Graciliano Ramos. 3 hrs. sem.
- Fall 2012
- Old Chapel 206(OCH 206)
- 12:15pm-1:30pm on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Fernando Rocha
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL ART CW
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