Course

PS 339   Populism and Popular Culture in Latin America

Professor

Pierre Ostiguy

CRN

15472

 

Schedule

Wed  Fr     3:00 – 4:20 pm  OLIN 201

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: Social Science / Rethinking Difference

Cross-listed: LAIS

Politically incorporating the voices and claims of the poor mass of the population has been an extraordinarily tumultuous and salient issue in 20th century Latin America, from the Mexican revolution to Peronism in Argentina to Chavez in Venezuela today.  This course will first present the very different kinds of political regimes that have developed in Latin America, and their logic, from personalistic dictatorships and “oligarchical liberalism” to populism, modernizing dictatorships, and liberal democracy.  Then we will explore the connections between political phenomena, especially clientelism and populism, and concrete forms of popular culture in Latin America.  Examples of popular culture covered include the culture of soccer fans in Argentina; tango, its lyrics, and “manly” demeanor; carnival, rogues, and messiahs in Brazil; and icons of popular and national identity in Mexico.  In examining these cultural forms, we will look at understandings of sexuality in Latin American popular culture and how these understandings figure in political discourse and appeals.  We will discuss how popular culture is used instrumentally in politics but also provides resources for resistance.

 

Course

LIT 2307   Rewriting Conquest: Latin America and the Anglo-American Imagination

Professor

Cole Heinowitz

CRN

15175

 

Schedule

Mon Wed  3:00 – 4:20 pm   OLIN 310

Distribution

OLD: B

NEW: Literature in English

See literature section for description.

 

Course

PS 153   Politics of Development in Latin America

Professor

Omar Encarnacion

CRN

15370

 

Schedule

Mon Wed     11:30 - 12:50 pm   OLIN 205

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW:

See Political Studies section for description.

 

Course

PS 320   The Spread of Democracy

Professor

Omar Encarnacion

CRN

15372

 

Schedule

Tu               10:30 - 12:50 pm   OLIN 310

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW:

See Political Studies section for description.

 

Course

SPAN 202   Intermediate Spanish II: Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Civilization

Professor

TBA

CRN

15191

 

Schedule

Mon Wed     10:00  - 11:00 am  Olin L.C. 120

Tu Th          10:00  - 11:00 am  OLIN 107

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture

See Spanish section for descriptions.

 

Course

SPAN 240   Testimonies of Latin America: Perspectives from the Margins

Professor

Nicole Caso

CRN

15277

 

Schedule

Mon Wed     3:00  -4:20 pm      OLIN 301

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture; Rethinking Difference

 

Course

SPAN 314   Advanced Survey in Spanish

Professor

TBA

CRN

15193

 

Schedule

Tu Th          1:30  -2:50 pm      OLIN 306

Distribution

OLD: B/D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture

 

Course

SPAN / LIT  340   Cervantes' Don Quixote

Professor

Gabriela Carrion

CRN

15187

 

Schedule

Tu Th          3:00  -4:20 pm      Olin L.C. 210

Distribution

OLD: B/D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, & Culture