Queer Latin Amer. Lit Cinema

Queer Latin American Literature and Cinema
While there is no equivalent word for queer in the Spanish language, queerness is a theoretical framework that informs Latin American Studies on gender and sexuality. In this course we will begin with an exploration of how Latin American and Caribbean intellectuals have thought about queer art and cultural productions from a diversity of concepts: "leche negra," "loca geografía," and "nación marica," among others. Through encounters with a selection of literature and cinema we will think aesthetically and contextually about the specificities of queerness in Latin America. We will read literary texts by Alejandra Pizarnik, Cristina Peri Rossi, José Joaquín Blanco, Reinaldo Arenas, Manuel Ramos Otero, Lilliana Ramos Collado, Severo Sarduy, Néstor Perlongher, and Pedro Lemebel. We will also watch movies such as El lugar sin límites, Plata quemada, Y tu mamá también, Fresa y chocolate, and Antes que anochezca. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent)
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SPAN 0326

All Sections in Fall 2013

Fall 2013

SPAN0326A-F13 Lecture (Quintanilla)