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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Summer 2007

LAS F370S • MEXICAN LITERATURE & FILM-MEXICO

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
86560 -TBA
-TBA--TBA
GUADALAJAR MEXICO
DOMINGUEZ-RUVALCAB

Course Description

This course aims to introduce students to the relationship between cinema and literature in Mexico through a selection of films and literary works that have been influential in Mexican society. Our focus will be the representation of characters, sceneries, moral and aesthetic values, social and political concerns, in order to answer the following questions: which elements constitute the self-characterization of Mexican culture in Mexican literature and cinema?, what are the problems of adaptation of a literary work into film?, how these works propose gender and ethnic codes that can be observed in Mexican daily culture? 1ST SESSION STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

Grading Policy

20% Class participation 10% Film presentation 20% 4-pages paper 20% 2 partial tests 30% Final test

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