Human Rights and the Culture of Pain
Human Rights in Latin American literature are expressed in major novels, poetry, and film. These forms of literary and cultural expression address contemporary Latin American political and social struggles. This course focuses on indigenous and civil movements, and is the perfect class for anyone interested in exploring the ways in which humanity struggles to free itself from the bonds of oppression. Countries to be studied include Peru, Bolivia, Central America, and—if time allows—the Southern Cone. Coursework will include oral presentations, exams, and a final project.