The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture (MLS1066)

15 credits

Latin America, with its Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, is a continent characterised by long-standing historical and cultural continuities, and rich diversity. This module explores these complex dynamics and tensions by studying key aspects of Latin American history, literature and culture from the nineteenth century to contemporary times. Through the prism of texts from different media, including literature, poetry, music and film, the module examines topics relating to continental and country-specific historical and cultural experiences, such as military dictatorship, popular revolution/resistance, immigration/exile and national/ personal identity, memory, the struggle for democracy and the search for new modes of artistic expression.