Regular courses in 2018
From August 6 to November 30
The program works with small and midsize student groups to allow an interactive teaching environment with hands-on tasks and the opportunity to receive and give immediate feedback. A minimum of six students is required to open the course.
Anti-Imperialism in Latin America
Anti-imperialism is a fundamental dimension of Latin American ideological and cultural tradition. Essential aspects of political dynamics of recent years have contributed to re-centre it, with consequences on different areas.
Culture, Gender and Identity in Latin America 19th and 20th Centuries
On this course we will explore some of the most important ideas, ideologies and images underpinning Latin American nations. Special attention will be given to the subject of memory. Students will develop an awareness of how Latin American nations developed different notions of identity and devised different political and social agendas. Special attention to ideas on race and gender throughout the history of the region will be paid.
English Literature II
English Romanticism. The poets of the Lakes. The birth of the novel. Fielding, Richardson, Sterne. The great novelists: Charlotte and Emily Bronte, Jane Austen. English realism.
Ethnicity and Multiculturalism in Argentina
The purpose of this course is to explore ethnic diversity and the politics of multiculturalism in Argentina. Although the country is widely perceived as being one of the most “European” ones in Latin America, Argentina is formed by diverse groups. The course introduces students to the process of ethnic formation, identity politics and theoretical perspectives on ethnicity and multiculturalism. Furthermore, it explores the ethnic complexity of the country by critiquing the idea of socio-cultural homogeneity. The course examines from a historical and anthropological perspective the experiences of incorporation and exclusion of the diverse communities which form part of the country.
Film and Literature
Theory and analysis of the link between literature and cinema: textual and cultural approaches. Differences between the two systems, the popular and the cultured from the cinema literature. The specificity of audio-visual and filmic literature. Analysis of the stories. The genres and the authors. The script as an intermediate stage between the literary and the filmic.
Latin American History
A comprehensive course examining major political/geographical/social/economic features of Latin American past and present. Key issues which may divide or unite the distinctive Latin American countries will be highlighted.
Literature and the City
Since its foundation, Buenos Aires has been subject of several literary pieces. Local and foreign authors have written poems, short tales and novels about the city and, as a famous tango lyric says, its hundred neighborhoods. During the course, the students will:
get in touch with some of the most important Argentinian writers and the specific area of their production which focuses on Buenos Aires,
get to know the most popular areas of the city and some places that are hardly included on a tourist agenda, and
learn about the history of the city and the country.
The course will include both lectures and field trips.
North American Literature I
The American Renaissance. The Age of Realism and Naturalism. End of century. The Journalistic Approach of the Early Century. The North American Poetry between 1900 and the decade of the '30.The "Lost Generation". The Documentary Realism.
It is a basic language class designed for students who enter with some or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on basic grammar structures (present, progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar, commands, nominal agreement, direct and indirect pronouns, comparatives, por-para).
It is an intensive language class designed for students with good basic knowledge of Spanish. This is a fast paced course. Emphasis on basic-to-intermediate grammar structures (uses of simple and progressive present and past tenses, verbs ser, estar, tener, haber, gustar,adjectives and nouns agreement, commands, direct and indirect pronouns usage, comparatives, por-para, future tense, present subjunctive) and core vocabulary.