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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2009

SPN 380M • Queer Hispanic Literature and Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48255 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
MEZ 1.204
DOMINGUEZ-RUVALCABA/ROBBINS

Course Description

The main objective of this course is to review queer representations, criticism and politics in the Hispanic world from a transatlantic perspective. A selection of literary works, films, reportage, and pieces of art, as well as critical and theoretical materials, will be the object of discussion. The topics we are going to address are: gender and sexuality, transvestism, camp aesthetics, family, the politics of the closet, use of the space, migration, globalization, law, activism, violence and health, as related to sexualities in Spain and Spanish America.

Grading Policy

Evaluation: Short essay: 25% An analysis, 7-10 pages in length of the text to be studied in the final paper. Annotated Bibliography: 15% Oral Presentation: 20% Final essay (18-20 pages): 40%

Texts

Texts: 1. Beatriz Preciado Manifiesto Contrasexual 2. Arturo Arias. Arias de Don Giovanni 3. Federico García Lorca. El público 4. Pedro Lemebel. Loco afán 5. José Donoso: El lugar sin límites 6. Luís Fernández. El anarquista desnudo. 7. Ana María Moix. "Las virtudes peligrosas" de Las virtudes peligrosas y “Correo urgente” de Ese chico pelirrojo a quien veo todos los días 8. Eduardo Mendicutti. Los novios búlgaros. 9. Néstor Perlonguer. Prosa plebeya 10. María Felicitas Jaime. Cenicienta en Chueca 11. Fernando del Collado. Homofobia. Odio, crimen y justicia 12. Manuel Puig. El beso de la mujer araña 13. Rossetti, Ana. Indicios vehementes 14. Esther Tusquets. El mismo mar de todos los veranos. 15. Luis Zapata. El vampiro de la Colonia Roma 16. Sabina Berman. Lunas Films: El diputado. Ocaña: retrato itinerante. Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón A mi madre le gustan las mujeres. Chuecatown Plata quemada Fresa y chocolate Casa Particular Las minas de las minas Yo, la peor de todas La virgen de los sicarios

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