Course Proposals & Syllabi

Introduction to Literary Analysis

Building a common language to approach literary texts and other cultural artifacts, students develop analytical skills and broaden their working knowledge of Latin American cultures and societies.

¡Venceremos!: Latin American-Soviet Cultural Relations

Explores how aesthetic form and social processes continually reimagined notions of revolution and internationalism in the Second and Third Worlds.

¡Tierra y Libertad!: Narrating the Mexican Revolution

Considers how literature, visual arts, architecture, and popular culture have registered the tension between revolutionary aspirations, nation-building, and state formation in postrevolutionary Mexico.

North American Countertopographies

Considers how the production of the desert and the border as sites of socio-ecological struggle prefigures a new paradigm in the relationship between the environment, migration, and the global circulation of capital