Many Mexicos

SPANISH 540S

A fresh look at contemporary writing referencing the need for political change and the reality of social inertia caused by unexamined dogmas, sectarian violence and economic self-interest. Readings will include pre-1950 novels (Mariano Azuela, D. H. Lawrence, José Revueltas) variously engaging the “dark side” of mass movements and party politics; works drawn from the literary “saga del 68” focused on student protests of 1968, including Elena Poniatowska’s controversial La noche de Tlatelolco (1971); Juan Villoro’s novel Arrecife (2012), a window onto the rise of neoliberal markets in post-NAFTA Mexico. Primary readings subject to change. Conducted in Spanish in a jargon-free environment.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • ALP
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring