LTWL 4F - FICTION AND FILM IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY SOCIETIES (SPANISH)
The Mexican Revolution in Film, Photography, and Fiction
Instructor: Max Parra

This course offers an introduction to the history of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) through film, photography, and works of fiction. The Mexican Revolution was one of the most photographed military conflicts of the 20th century and extensive newsreel exists of the war itself. We will analyze some of these images as well as classic cinematographic recreations from the 1930s and 1940s. This material will be studied in conjunction with key literary narratives from the post-revolutionary period (1920-1950). Particular emphasis will be given to the inter-related issues of nation building, image and memory, and questions of race, gender, and class.

Readings and class discussions are in English. Students who can read Spanish are encouraged to read the literary works in the original.
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