Latin American Literature and its Political Context: Human Rights in Latin American Litera
This is the second time that a class in Human Rights in Latin American literature will be offered. The challenge of this class is to address major works in relation to contemporary political and social struggles in Latin America. New voices, from both texts and contexts, will be part of our exploration as we try to unfold the indigenous and civil movements, the discourse of which prompted new voices in theatre, film, poetry and narrative. This is the perfect class for any student enrolled in Political Science, Psychology, Women’s Studies, and other majors that are directly linked to the profound potentiality of these realities portrayed by these texts. Countries to be studied include Peru, Bolivia, Central America, and—if time allows—various issues in southern countries. Coursework will include oral presentations, exams, and a final project.