ILS 371-2 Fall 2020

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“Literature, Art and Violence in Latin America” explores art and literature from a wide range of Latin American countries – Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico to name a few – through historical and psychoanalytic approaches. In doing so, it addresses a wide range of topics: How can art help us understand Latin American violence? What kinds of activism and art can support social change? Students will also become familiar with diverse avant-garde approaches, from Stridentism in Mexico to Brazilian Anthropofagism. We will focus on novels that portrait the violence in different genres like poetry, novels, and theater, as well the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, Tarsila do Amaral, and Doris Salcedo, finding connections between art and literature as a way of speaking from the violence within the margins of culture.