Nov 13, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPAN 28000 - Hispanic Film (Taught in English)

Course Credit: 1
HISPANIC FILM Taught in English. A study of the history and evolution of cinema in Spain and Latin America with special attention paid to the documentaries and avant-garde films of the silent era, the neo-realist trends of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, the national cinemas of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and the new directions of the contemporary period. The course focuses on the continuity of the auteur tradition in an industry dominated by Hollywood. Topics for discussion include: film as a means of exposing or confronting social injustice, nation-building, (de)constructing identity, problematizing modernity, subverting social codification/codifying subversion. Requirements: two evening film screenings per week and pre-assigned readings on film criticism, history and theory. [AH, C]