WGS 340 • Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
The main questions this course will address are: what is the role of Latin American cinema in the formation of gender systems?; how does Latin America destabilize patriarchal hegemony?; how can the relationship between marginal sexualites and gender structre in Latin America cinema be characterized? To answer these questions the class will analyze a selection of films produced from the 1930s to the present, focusing on the following topics: maternity, prostitution, machismo, children, sexuality, homosexuality and heterosexuality.
40%: 4 partial tests 30%: 1 final test 20%: 1 short paper 10%: Participation
A selection of essays and literary works related to films will be prepared by the instructor. It will include texts by Ramirez-Pimienta, David Foster, Jorge Ayala Blanco, Sabina Berman, etc.