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CMLT 29003 - Surrealism: Europe and the Caribbean

Course Credit: 1
SURREALISM: EUROPE AND CARIBBEAN SURREALISM From the 1920s through the 1960s Surrealism emerged as an avant-garde literary, political and artistic movement that took Western Europe, and, later, the Caribbean, by storm. As we explore some of the main surrealistic films, literature and art of Spain, France, Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, and Martinique, we will consider how surrealism defined itself as a literary, cultural, and political movement; how surrealism transformed itself as it moved from Europe to the Caribbean; and how surrealism is situated within debates about politics, nationalism, and identity. Likely texts for the class include novels by Andre Breton and Alejo Carpentier; films by Luis Bunuel and Jean Cocteau, poetry by Aime Cesaire and Robert Desnos, and paintings by Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Wifredo Lam. [AH]