Mediated Lives: Intermedial Fiction from Latin America (MLS3069)

15 credits

What we see on screen – from films to telenovelas and reality TV – shapes how we experience our present and remember our past. In this module, we will explore the power of screen media in Latin America and how this has influenced literary fiction. How could Hollywood cinema provide escapism for prisoners of dictatorship? How can telenovelas create a sense of national community? How does a reality TV show relate to a corrupt government? We will look at these questions and more with reference to novels from Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.