Aurelia Gómez Unamuno
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Aurelia Gómez received her Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously she received her Licenciatura in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Course descriptions for Fall '13
SPAN 221 Narrating Modern Mexico
M/W 11.30-1.00pm HALL 006
This course focuses on the construction of the nation after the Mexican Revolution, and its relevance as the foundation of the cultural and political official discourse. This course approaches the post-revolutionary process through literary and visual production, stressing the tensions, contradictions, and debts of the Mexican Revolution. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, placement, or consent.
SPAN 322 Politics of Memory in Latin America
T 1.30-4.00pm HALL 006
This course addresses the issue of memory, genre, and the tension between truth and fiction. A selection of reports, documents, and visual archives are compared with literary genres including testimonio, memories, dairies, poetry, and fiction writing. This course also compares the coup and dictatorship of Pinochet, with the repression of the student’s movement of 68, and the guerrilla warfare in Mexico.
Prerequisite: A 200 level course, or consent of the instructor.
XXth Century Mexican Literature, Prison Narratives during the Dirty War in Mexico, Social Movements and Literature, Student Movement of 1968 in Mexico, Testimonio, Gender and guerrilla warfare.
She has published articles addressing topics such as the Latin American new historical novel, the discourse of utopia/failure reflected on images of the "otherness" in America. Other topics are the prison narratives in Mexico, particularly during the Dirty War.
Courses: Fall 2013, Haverford
Courses: Spring 2014, Haverford