Aims/Description: This course will examine the various means by which national identities are constructed, contested and expressed in modern Latin America. We will trace trajectories of social and political change, from the nation-building movements to the present day, examining how Latin American nations are transformed over time. In order to consider these issues, we will study a range of modes of cultural expression, including literature, film, and music. The course will focus on two or three selected countries, such as Argentina, Cuba or Mexico, to offer a representative cross-section of Latin American nations.

Restrictions on availability: level 1 core Latin American studies

Staff Contact: REA LAUREN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK