Power and Resistance in Latin America|
|Certificates: International Relations, International Relations|
This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on political structures and resistance movements and incorporates the discourses of literature and history. Beginning with the Mexican Revolution, the course will examine other moments in contemporary Latin American history that have been characterized by overt and covert struggles over power: the Cuban Revolution, the bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes in Argentina and Peru during the civil war. In each unit, students will read an historical monograph, an essay or testimony, and a novel.
WRITING: students will write a number of papers, with opportunites for consultation and revision; assignments are deisgned to enhance students' writing skills.
SPEAKING: the course requires formal class presentations and active participation in discussion.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [HIST245 or LAST245] OR [AMST200 or LAST200]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Hugo Blanco, LAND OR DEATH
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME and NOTHING CAN STOP THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE
Carlos Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ
Cristina Garcia, DREAMING IN CUBAN
Octavio Paz, THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE
Orin Starn, NIGHTWATCH: THE POLITICS OF PROTEST IN THE ANDES
Nora Strejilevich, A SINGLE NUMBERLESS DEATH
Diana Taylor, DISAPPEARING ACTS: SPECTACLES OF GENDER AND NATIONALISM IN ARGENTINA'S DIRTY WAR
Marta Traba, MOTHERS AND SHADOWS
Mario Vargas Lloso, THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA
John Womack, ZAPATA AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
|Examination and Assignments: |
Six short papers; class presentations; active participation in class discussions; one final project; attendance at four films.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Reading list subject to change as some texts may go out of print unexpectedly. Additional readings will be posted on WesFiles.
PLEASE NOTE: When checking the pre-requisites for this course, please remember that this system lists courses by department/program of origin. Students who have taken LAST245 or LAST 200 have met the pre-requisite for the course.
|Instructor(s): Wightman,Ann M. Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 1; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: X||FR: X|