May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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SPLT 050 A-Z - (LT) Contemporary Debates in the Spanish-Speaking World

Semester Hours: 3


These courses deal with specific issues, themes, genres, or authors in the Spanish-speaking world. Class readings and discussions are in English.

Current Special Topics

SPLT 050G (LT) CRN 24023: Magic and Witchcraft in Spanish Literature

This course will be taught in English and will analyze literary works and episodes in which there is a clear reference to sorcery, demonic possessions, and any kind of spiritual heterodoxy that has a direct influence on human behavior. All work is read and discussed in English.

SPLT 050I (A), CRN 23888: Soccer as a Fine Art

Soccer is a game, a professional sport, a multi-million dollar industry, a space for global utopias, and a sinister ideology-reinforcing machine. It’s a fabric in which race, gender, and power intersect and a factory of dispensable heroes and myths; in Argentina, it’s even a religion. Rainer Maria Rilke defined beauty as the level of the monstrosity that we can bear, a definition that could fit well with the sport that enchants and disappoints the largest amount of people in the world. In Soccer as One of the Fine Arts, we will review the cultural production that surrounds the sport in the Hispanic Orb ­­––a true soccer powerhouse. We will read fiction and non-fiction, learn about popular music, and review art and film related to the sport from philological, political, historical, and anthropological points of view.

SPLT 050H: (LT) Against All! Art & Resistance in Latin America

Anti-totalitarian avant-garde art and environmental protest. Students’ movements and musical insurgency. Gender as a political performance. This course introduces a panoramic view of today’s Latin America as a space for non-conformist creativity in literature, art, film, and pop music. All works are read and discussed in English.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are offered, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (Formerly Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature in Translation.)

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