SPAN 604: Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in Spain and Latin America - Gutiérrez Albilla - Spring 2021
SPAN 604: Seminar in Gender and Sexuality in Spain and Latin America Gender and Sexuality in Latin American and Spanish Cinema Spring 2021, Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4:50 pm, THH 116 and ONLINE
Through the study of gender and sexual discourses in Latin American and Spanish cinema, this seminar will look at issues that affect our globalized society, in general, and Latin American and Spanish societies, in particular, including marginality and exclusion, memory and trauma, exile and migration, or the nation and globalization, to name just a few. We will explore feminist and queer film theory to address these issues, as well as relying on philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to the study of cinema. Films studied include (but not be limited to): Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel, 2001), Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business (Helen Solberg, 1995), Um Passaporte Húngaro (Sandra Kogut 2001), A hora da estrela (Suzana Amaral, 1985), Fresa y chocolate (Tomás Gutiérrez-Alea, 1994), Todo sobre mi madre (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999), Pixote (Héctor Babenco, 1981), or Plata quemada (Marcelo Piñeyro, 2000). Theorists studied will include (but not be limited to): Sara Ahmed, Leo Bersani, Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Lee Edelman, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Julia Kristeva, Jean-Luc Nancy, Emmanuel Levinas, José Muñoz, Herbert Marcuse, or Suely Rolnik.