Fall 2016

Latin American Cinema

Listed in: Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-238  |  Spanish, as SPAN-238


Paul A. Schroeder Rodriguez (Section 01)


How have Latin Americans represented themselves on the big screen?  In this course we will explore this question through close readings of representative films from each of the following major periods: silent cinema (1890s-1930s), studio cinema (1930s-1950s), Neorealism/Art Cinema (1950s), the New Latin American Cinema (1960s-1980s), and contemporary cinema (1990s to today). Throughout the course we will examine evolving representations of modernity and pay special attention to how these representations are linked to different constructions of gender, race, sexuality, and nationality. We will conclude the course with a collective screening of video essays created by students in the course.  The course is conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 199 or 211 or consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Fall semester.  Professor Schroeder Rodríguez.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Spanish majors and seniors.


Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English