Middlebury

SPAN 0370

Stars/Stardom in Latin America

Stars and Stardom in Latin America
Manila, 2013: Lionel Messi features in a WeChat ad. São Paulo, 1995: Ninón Sevilla walks into frame on an imported telenovela. Middlebury, 1938: Lupe Vélez appears in Life Magazine. Impinging upon even our most mundane moments, stars and stardom have become integral to our modern experience. Through the study of theories on stardom, as well as an array of works of cultural production (films, music, images, performances, etc.), in this course we will examine cultural, economic, political, racial, and social factors that influence the creation, development, and perpetuation of understandings of individual stars and, more generally, stardom in Latin America. (At least two Spanish courses at the 0300-level or above, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Luso-Hispanic Studies
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR ART LNG
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2021

SPAN0370A-S21 Lecture

Fall 2019

SPAN0370A-F19 Lecture (Poppe)