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Semester 1

Cuban and Puerto Rican Cinema: Between Revolution and Colonialism (Ordinary) (ELCH09028)

Subject

European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

4

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

In order to be eligible to take 4th Year Options, Visiting Students should have the equivalent of at least two years of study at University level of the appropriate language(s) and culture(s).

Course Summary

This course will offer an introduction to a range of Cuban and Puerto Rican films from different periods and styles, focusing on how filmmakers in both Cuba and Puerto Rico (and their diasporas) have (re)negotiated their political conditions and production possibilities.

Course Description

While Cuba in the 1960s was the epicenter of the Latin American left, Puerto Rico was the symbolic showcase of Caribbean capitalism. This course will offer an introduction to a range of Cuban and Puerto Rican films from different periods and styles, focusing on how filmmakers in both Cuba and Puerto Rico (and their diasporas) have (re)negotiated their political conditions and production possibilities. Students will examine a selection of films in order to explore issues relating to revolution and colonialism (and neocolonialism). The course will explore related concerns surrounding film aesthetics and language in both documentary and fiction. The material will be discussed in terms of both the aesthetic contributions the films have made and their foregrounding of discourses on politics, gender and race.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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