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Fall 2018 Course List

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Courses marked with public meet Marlboro's Global Perspective criteria.
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Film/Video Studies

Migrant and Diasporic Cinemamode_editpublic

Brad Heck

Who am I, where do I come from, where am I going, and what does home mean? These are questions we all ask, but none more urgently than those who have left their homes and communities. Immigrants provide a unique and valuable perspective on both the communities and cultures left behind and those in which they have resettled. There are more displaced people in the world now than there have been since World War II, including over 63 million people without a safe place to return. Resettlement and the contact zones they create result in the emergence of exciting new hybrid cultural spaces. Representations of immigrant and diasporic identities are shifting from the margins to the center and gaining a greater voice in cinema. At the same time, anti-immigration rhetoric and nationalism is also on the rise - which makes now the perfect time to examine and reflect upon the immigrant experience through cinema. The films studied may include: Stroszek, Werner Herzog (Germany 1977); El Norte, Gregory Nava (US-Mexico 1983); Avalon, Barry Levinson (US-Russia 1990); Flores de Otro Mundo, Icíar Bollaín, (Spain 1999); Dancer in the Dark, Lars von Treir (Danish-Czech 2000); Maria Full of Grace, Joshua Marston (Colombia-US 2004) , Head-On, Fatih Akin (Turkish-German 2004); En Garde, AyÅŸe Polat (German-Kurdish 2004); The Namesake, Mira Nair (Indian-American 2007); The Visitor, Tom McCarthy (US 2007); Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud (French-Iranian 2007); Syn Babilonu, Mohamed Al-Daradji (Iraq 2009); Pushing the Elephant, Elizabeth Mandel & Beth Davenport (US-Congo 2010); Into the Fire, Kate Mara & Guy Smallman (Italy 2013); Nobody’s Watching, Julia Solomonoff (Argentina-US 2017), Black Panther, Ryan Coogler (US 2018).

Additional Fee:$10

  • Thursday 1:30pm-4:50pm in Lower Baber/Baber Art

Gender Studies

For Gender Studies offerings, also see:

  • The Latin American Novel in Translation
  • Liberal Studies

    For Liberal Studies offerings, also see:

  • The Latin American Novel in Translation
  • Literature

    The Latin American Novel in Translationmode_editpublic


    In this course we will read canonical novels written by women from different countries of Latin America, from Isabel Allende's The house of Spirits and Brazilian Clarice Lispector masterpiece The Hour of the Star, to the brilliant Argentinian writer Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman, to Carlos Fuentes' The Death of Artemio Cruz, among others. We will center our readings of these novels using close reading and commentary as well as these novels' literary and cultural traditions. We will also examine the ways in which gender, race, class, and / or nationality intersect in these works. 

    • Experience reading literature is desirable
    • Monday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D13
    • Wednesday 11:30am-12:50pm in Dalrymple/D13
    TitleAuthorISBNNew Price
    The Time of the HeroeVargas Llosa9780571173204$15.00
    The House of SpiritsAllende9781501117015$11.00
    Like Water for ChocolateEsquivel9780385420174$10.00
    The PresidentAsturias9780881339512$18.00
    Chronicle of a Death ForetoldMarquez9781400034710$12.00
    Kiss of the Spider WomanPuig9780679724490$12.00
    The Hour of the StarLispector9780811211901$10.00
    Pedro ParamoRulfo9780802133908$10.00

    World Studies Program

    For World Studies Program offerings, also see:

  • The Latin American Novel in Translation