Courses: Mexican Narratives after 1968 (SPANH321B01)

Spring 2012

Focusing on literary texts and films, this course analyzes Mexican politics, social movements, and the emergence of new voices from marginal groups such as youth, gay, women, prisoners, and migrants, among others. The selection of narratives included in this course offers a critique of the idea of Nation constructed during most of the 20th Century in Mexico. A main organizing theme is that after the Mexican Revolution, the modernization project could not fulfill rising social demands. These were increasingly repressed by the government, culminating in the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre.

Prerequisites: a 200-level course or consent of the instructor

Fulfills: HU III Limit:15

Location

Haverford, Hall 006

Meeting Times

MW 2:30-4:00