Buenos Aires: City/Culture

Buenos Aires: The City, Its People, and Images of its Culture
In this course we will explore the socio-cultural images of Buenos Aires city and its people projected in diverse artistic manifestations. The aim of the course is to understand the particular culture that distinguishes the city and its people as is expressed in its history, language, music, and literature. We will read poems, short stories, a novel, and some tango lyrics "porteños" by authors including J.L.Borges, Silvina Ocampo, M. Mujica Láinez, and Enrique Santos Discépolo. This course is organized around close reading of texts and class discussions, and will include films and documentaries. (SPAN 0220 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./disc.
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SPAN 0332

All Sections in Fall 2009

Fall 2009

SPAN0332A-F09 Lecture (Rigo de Alonso)