Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will explore twentieth-century Latin American Literature that deals with the topic of life under military dictatorships. Focusing specifically on works written by writers directly affected by state-sanctioned violence in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Guatemala, and others, students will examine historical and socio-political circumstances that impacted the lives and memories of these writers. Some of the literature will also draw on the memories of Jewish immigrants, or Latin Americans of Jewish origins, and address how these became special targets for the military dictatorships. The questions raised about the desaparecidos and memory of the dictatorship years will be based on an interdisciplinary approach drawing comparisons between the different Latin American
countries and systems as portrayed in literature and poetry.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria: