Posada Conference 2016: Mocking the Status Quo – Photos Recap

On Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, 2016, Dickinson College successfully hosted Posada Conference 2016: Mocking the Status Quo: Sociopolitical Humor and Satire in Latin America, a two-day conference sponsored by The Central Pennsylvania Consortium, as well as Franklin & Marshall College and Gettysburg College. This international conference provided a forum to address the various and manifold developments in the fields of humor and politics in Latin America.

Posada Conference Poster

EXHIBIT

The Trout Gallery – the art museum at Dickinson College – has been presenting José Guadalupe Posada and the Broadside in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico since Oct. 28, 2016. For more information, visit The Trout Gallerie Exhibition Website here.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference Program

Friday, November 4th

5pm – Altar Offerings. Waidner-Spahr Library

6pm – Keynote Speaker. Althouse 106

Professor William Beezley, University of Arizona, “Laughter and Hope: Humor in Everyday Life in Mexico”

 

7pm – Reception. Weiss Center

7-9pm – Sugar Skull-Making Workshop.

Saturday, November 5th

8:30am Coffee – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

9:00am Panel #1 – Althouse 106

1. Gabriel Antúnez de Mayolo Kou, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Boogie, el “americano”: el uso de parámetros globales en la adaptación cinematográfica animada de la tira cómica Boogie, el aceitoso de Fontanarrosa”

2. Lloyd Anglin, Universidad Veritas: Costa Rica, “Humor gráfico en Costa Rica: identidad y otredad 1917-1948”

10:00am Break – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

10:15am Panel # 2 – Althouse 106

1. Jason A. Bartles, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, “El Gaucho Jodón: Mocking Nationalism in Juan Filloy’s Ochoa Family Saga”

2. Brian Bockelman, Ripon College, “‘Poor Palms’ and Petty Politicos: The Role and Forms of Satire in the Argentine Plaza Palms Crisis of 1883”

3. María del Pilar Aja Pérez, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, “Goya’s and Goitia’s Hanged Men: Ironic and Grotesque Sociopolitical Criticism at War Periods.”

11:30am Tour of Exhibit “José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press” – Trout Gallery (Weiss Center)

Trout Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art History Phillip Earenfight

12:30pm Lunch and Student Poster Presentation. HUB

2:00pm Panel # 3 – Althouse 106

1. Ana Yolanda Contreras, United States Naval Academy, “Memes humorísticos, irreverencia y crítica sociopolítica contra los ex-mandatarios guatemaltecos”

2. Elizabeth Cooper, Gettysburg College, “Correa’s #CaricaturaCrackdown: Social Media, Satire, and Free Speech in Ecuador”

3. Michele Nascimento-Kettner, Montclair State University, “‘Rir para não Chorar’: Why Laughing Matters in Brazil’s Current Political Debates?

4. José Alfredo Contreras, University of Maryland, College Park, “Current Events and Culture as Laughing Matter in Hernández and Helguera’s Monosapiens”

3:20pm Break – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

3:35pm Panel # 4 – Althouse 106

1. Jacqueline Avila, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “El espectáculo on Stage and Screen: Evocations of the teatro de revistas in cine mexicano”

2. Marina Fleites, Gettysburg College, “Pushing the Critical Limits in Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s La Muerte de un Burócrata (1966) and Guantanamera (1994)”

4:40pm Closing Reception

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Say “Yes” to Argentina (from The Dickinsonian)

Letter from Abroad

Carol May ’18, Abroad Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under Life and Style

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Photo Courtesy of Carol May ’18/ The Dickinsonian

Before leaving for my abroad experience in South America, I asked everyone I knew for advice as to how to make the most out of being abroad. Above all else, I was told to always say “yes” when asked to try something new. Little did I know, this one piece of advice would help me make friends with people in class, explore the local sights, and eat some of the best meals I’ve ever had.

My first “yes” occurred in my Political Sociology class here at UNCuyo (our university in Mendoza). Being the only exchange student in the class and still fumbling my way through the Argentine Spanish filled with “vos” and “che” made for a very nerve-wracking experience. But as I was sitting in class, a girl next to me asked if I wanted some Mate, a bitter tea that Argentines consume constantly. I heard the advice of others running through my head, and said “yes”. From there, I got to know the girl and other people in my class simply by sharing Mate. This first “yes” has given me a network of people to help me with my classwork and with anything else I may need while in Argentina.

The second “yes” came when my host sister asked if I wanted to go to Portreillos with her and some friends. Having no clue what that even was, I just immediately said “yes” and I am so glad I did. Despite having to wake up relatively early to get there, I have no regrets about this “yes”. My host sister and I drove over an hour outside of Mendoza and arrived at the foothills of the Andes near a huge lake. Other than the incredible scenery, we shared asado, the sacred art of grilling meats in Argentina, and I met a whole group of her friends. Despite being overwhelmed by having fifteen people talking in crazy fast Spanish all at once, I felt like I was truly experiencing the culture here in Argentina.

Finally, saying “yes” to a dinner out with my host mom and her friend, led me to one of the best meals I’ve had in my life. Even though it was a Friday night and I planned on going out with my friends, I opted instead to eat with my host mom. We went to one of the best restaurants in the city where we shared steak, pasta, empanadas, and of course a wine tasting. While the food was incredible, I also was able to talk with the two women about everyday life in Argentina and share aspects of my culture with them.

As much as being abroad is enjoying your time in a specific place, it is equally about cultural exchange. I love being able to share my experiences from Dickinson and the United States with people here almost as much as I love learning about the culture here. By saying “yes”, I have stepped out of my comfort zone in so many ways and cannot wait to see where other “yes[’s]” take me. ¡Hasta luego!

Source: http://thedickinsonian.com/life-style/2016/09/22/say-yes-to-argentina/

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Posada Conference

POSADA CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 4TH, 2016:

MOCKING THE STATUS QUO: SOCIOPOLITICAL HUMOR AND SATIRE IN LATIN AMERICA

 

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CONFERENCE

Sociopolitical humor and satire have a long tradition in Latin America. Since the 19th century, a variety of artists and writers have contributed to its development. Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913), whose satirical broadsides and calaveras, or “skulls,” provided a critical portrayal of social, cultural and political tensions in Mexico during the Porfiriato and the beginning of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, is considered one of the founding figures of this tradition. Many other figures took this tradition in different directions up to the present. The growth in newspaper circulation and popular media during the 20th century created new outlets for social and political humor and satire, especially in the form of political and comic cartoons. Published in newspapers and in popular graphic publications such as Tia Vicentaand Humor Registrado in Argentina, O Pasquim in Brazil, and Monos y Monadas in Peru, among others, graphic humor became the vehicle of commentary of dominant social conventions and it provided a space to challenge and subvert political structures. In addition to graphic humorists, radio and TV performers have also contributed to the genre. The list of artists, writers and performers who have followed in Posada’s footsteps is long and rich in discursive perspectives, media choices and aesthetic representations – as varied as Quino’s Mafalda, the controversial cartoons of Bonil (Javier Bonilla), the sketches of the long-running Venezuelan show Radio Rochela, and the international TV phenomenon CQC or Caiga quien caiga/Caia quem caia. Publication and performance outlets have increased and audiences have diversified with new media and digital content.

Dickinson College will host a two-day conference on Nov. 5 and 6 sponsored by The Central Pennsylvania Consortium, as well as Franklin & Marshall College and Gettysburg College. This two-day international conference provides a forum to address the various and manifold developments in the fields of humor and politics in Latin America. The conference will provide an important opportunity to attend the inauguration of José Guadalupe Posada’s exhibit and aims to bring together academics working across interdisciplinary fields.

EXHIBIT

The Trout Gallery – the art museum at Dickinson College – will present José Guadalupe Posada and the Broadside in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico. This exhibition features over sixty works of graphic art by Posada and his contemporaries, including many of his best-known images of calaveras, sensationalistic crimes, natural disasters, political prints, curious phenomena, chap books, devotional images and game boards. It considers the meaning and importance of Posada’s imagery in turn-of-the century Mexico and its role in society. The exhibition is complemented by an extensive catalogue by curator Diane Miliotes as well as educational programs and a mobile application. For additional information on the exhibition see: www.troutgallery.org. The exhibit will open on Oct. 28, 2016.

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The conference keynote speaker will be William Beezley (University of Arizona), noted historian of Mexico and Latin America and author and editor of numerous books, including Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico(1987), Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction (Linda Curcio-Nagy, 2000), and A Companion to Mexican History and Culture (2011).

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 4th

5pm – Altar Offerings. Waidner-Spahr Library

6pm – Keynote Speaker Prof. William Beezley. Althouse 106

7pm – Reception. Weiss Center

7-9pm – Sugar Skull-Making Workshop. Open Arts Lab (Weiss Center). Stop by 20-30 minutes

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Saturday, November 5th

8:30am Coffee – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

9:00am Panel #1 – Althouse 106

10:00am Break – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

10:15am Panel # 2 – Althouse 106

11:30am Tour of Exhibit “José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press” – Trout Gallery (Weiss Center)

12:30pm Lunch and Student Poster Presentation. HUB

2:00pm Panel # 3 – Althouse 106

3:10pm Break – Althouse Lounge (first floor)

3:30pm Panel # 4 – Althouse 106

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is free of charge, but if you want to attend the conference and you are not presenting a paper, please, fill out this form:

Registration for “Mocking the Status Quo: Sociopolitical Humor and Satyre in Latin America” Conference

 

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LALC Studies Fall 2016 Courses Offer

Fall 2016:

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 101-01 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies
Instructor: J Mark Ruhl
Course Description:
A multi-disciplinary, introductory course designed to familiarize students with the regions through a study of their history, economics, politics, literature, and culture in transnational and comparative perspective. The purpose of the course is to provide a framework that will prepare students for more specialized courses in particular disciplines and specific areas of LALC studies. Required of all LALC majors.
1330:TF   DENNY 313
LALC 200-01 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-02 and FLST 210-01.Additional Time Slot: Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm in Bosler 208 for optional film screenings. This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
0900:TR   DENNY 112
LALC 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01.Taught in English. In this class students learn about a variety of aspects of Brazilian culture and social issues. While highly discussed topics in Brazil and about Brazil, such as carnival, malandragem, and jeitinho are examined, throughout the semester students explore three different types of encounters: Native encounters, African and Afro-Brazilian encounters, and gender encounters. Students analyze these ideas concentrating on the nature of the encounters and the criticisms generated. Also, the class examines issues of representation related to marginalization, violence and banditry. In order to carry out the analysis of ideas and cultural representations and their development, students work with a variety of texts from different disciplines – literature, anthropology, sociology, history, and film – and follow an intersectional methodology. This course is cross-listed as PORT 242. Offered every year.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 313
LALC 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and ARCH 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1) What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ARCH 262 and ANTH 262.
1330:TF   DENNY 203
LALC 300-01 Routes through the Early Americas
Instructor: David Ball, Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-01 and ENGL 370-01.This course will count toward the pre-1800 or post-1800 English major requirement depending on what subjects/writers the indvidual student chooses for his/her projects. The professor of the course will send the appropriate designation for each student to the Registrar’s Office for coding in Banner after the semester is complete. One lens through which to view the history and literary history of the Americas, North and South, is that of national, cultural, and linguistic frontiers. Traditional understandings of this frontier have been dominated by Frederick Jackson Turners thesis, which conceives of that frontier as a single, westward-moving, and continuously receding line across the North American continent that separates the civilized from the barbarous. Recent historians and literary critics of both British and Spanish America have challenged this model, employing theories that employ a hemispheric perspective and take into account zones of contact that are multidirectional, contested, and often discontinuous. Well be testing these hypotheses throughout the semester, as we look at representative works from multicultural and multidisciplinary texts in the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, including travel journals, political documents, and the visual arts, in addition to more conventionally literary works. At stake will be not only the boundaries of indigenous, colonial, and new national territories, but the very meaning of the terms American and the Americas. Taught in English.
1330:MR   EASTC 406
LALC 300-02 19th Century Chilean Literature: Representation of Chile’s First and “Second” Independence
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-02. This seminar examines two major historical moments in Chilean history of the nineteenth century and their representations in Chilean literature: the patriots’ fight in the war for independence from the Spanish crown, and the subsequent war between Chile and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation in the 1830s. A series of texts from nineteenth-century political figures and authors will be analyzed to discuss the political and literary representations of these critical events. Such authors may include: Rosario Orrego, Jos Victorino Lastarria, Diego Portales, Mercedes Marn del Solar, Andrs Bello, and Alberto Blest Gana.
1330:TF   BOSLER 313
LALC 301-01 Freedom Dreams: 20th Century Black Nationalism
Instructor: Jerry Philogene
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 301-01 and AFST 320-03. With a specific emphasis on the cultural aspects of black nationalism concentrating on literature, music, and the visual arts, this course will take an interdisciplinary approach to reading the canonical primary documents focusing on black nationalism as part of Africana social movements, political consciousness, cultural endeavors, and intellectual traditions. We will critically examine the ideas of a few key theorists and iconic spokespersons and take up the core themes of the tradition. Topics to be explored include the varieties of black nationalism; black selfdetermination; the ideas of race and nation; racial solidarity and group selfreliance; selfdefense and political resistance; the construction of gender roles and configurations of class within black nationalist discourses; the relationship between black identity and black liberation goals; the role of black artistic and cultural expressions in black freedom struggles; and the significance of Africa and the Caribbean for black nationalist ideals. In addition to the work of David Walker, Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, and Huey Newton, we will also explore the literary works of Pauline Hopkins, Toni Cade Bambara anthology The Black Woman, Assata Shakurs autobiography, the music of Bob Marley, and the writings of Steven Biko and Patrice Lumumba. We will also discuss some contemporary critical assessments of the tradition and its legacy in contemporary black diasporic social movements. Students who register for this course as LALC 301 must write the final research paper on a Caribbean topic.
1330:TF   DENNY 303
LALC 341-01 Studies in Twentieth-Century Spanish American Texts
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 341-01. This course will analyze major literary and cultural trends in Spanish American narratives and drama of the 20th Century. Special attention will be given to the connection between these works and the important socio-political movements of the time.Prerequisite: SPAN 305. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 341 and is taught in Spanish.
1500:TF   BOSLER 314
LALC 490-01 Latin American Interdisciplinary Research
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Research into a topic concerning Latin America directed by two or more faculty representing at least two disciplines. Students must successfully defend their research paper to obtain course credit. The paper is researched and written in the fall semester for one-half course credit and then defended and revised in the spring semester for the other half credit. Prerequisite: senior majors.
0800:W   DENNY 315
LALC 550-01 Female Political Participation in Argentina
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Courses Offered in AFST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 320-03 Freedom Dreams: 20th Century Black Nationalism
Instructor: Jerry Philogene
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 301-01 and LALC 301-01. With a specific emphasis on the cultural aspects of black nationalism concentrating on literature, music, and the visual arts, this course will take an interdisciplinary approach to reading the canonical primary documents focusing on black nationalism as part of Africana social movements, political consciousness, cultural endeavors, and intellectual traditions. We will critically examine the ideas of a few key theorists and iconic spokespersons and take up the core themes of the tradition. Topics to be explored include the varieties of black nationalism; black selfdetermination; the ideas of race and nation; racial solidarity and group selfreliance; selfdefense and political resistance; the construction of gender roles and configurations of class within black nationalist discourses; the relationship between black identity and black liberation goals; the role of black artistic and cultural expressions in black freedom struggles; and the significance of Africa and the Caribbean for black nationalist ideals. In addition to the work of David Walker, Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, and Huey Newton, we will also explore the literary works of Pauline Hopkins, Toni Cade Bambara anthology The Black Woman, Assata Shakurs autobiography, the music of Bob Marley, and the writings of Steven Biko and Patrice Lumumba. We will also discuss some contemporary critical assessments of the tradition and its legacy in contemporary black diasporic social movements. Students who register for this course as LALC 301 must write the final research paper on a Caribbean topic.
1330:TF   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in AMST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AMST 301-01 Freedom Dreams: 20th Century Black Nationalism
Instructor: Jerry Philogene
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 320-03 and LALC 301-01. With a specific emphasis on the cultural aspects of black nationalism concentrating on literature, music, and the visual arts, this course will take an interdisciplinary approach to reading the canonical primary documents focusing on black nationalism as part of Africana social movements, political consciousness, cultural endeavors, and intellectual traditions. We will critically examine the ideas of a few key theorists and iconic spokespersons and take up the core themes of the tradition. Topics to be explored include the varieties of black nationalism; black selfdetermination; the ideas of race and nation; racial solidarity and group selfreliance; selfdefense and political resistance; the construction of gender roles and configurations of class within black nationalist discourses; the relationship between black identity and black liberation goals; the role of black artistic and cultural expressions in black freedom struggles; and the significance of Africa and the Caribbean for black nationalist ideals. In addition to the work of David Walker, Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Amiri Baraka, and Huey Newton, we will also explore the literary works of Pauline Hopkins, Toni Cade Bambara anthology The Black Woman, Assata Shakurs autobiography, the music of Bob Marley, and the writings of Steven Biko and Patrice Lumumba. We will also discuss some contemporary critical assessments of the tradition and its legacy in contemporary black diasporic social movements. Students who register for this course as LALC 301 must write the final research paper on a Caribbean topic.
1330:TF   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1)What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ARCH 262 and LALC 262.
1330:TF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in ARCH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARCH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and LALC 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1)What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course is cross-listed as ANTH 262 and LALC 262.
1330:TF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 370-01 Routes through the Early Americas
Instructor: David Ball, Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and SPAN 380-01.This course will count toward the pre-1800 or post-1800 English major requirement depending on what subjects/writers the indvidual student chooses for his/her projects. The professor of the course will send the appropriate designation for each student to the Registrar’s Office for coding in Banner after the semester is complete. One lens through which to view the history and literary history of the Americas, North and South, is that of national, cultural, and linguistic frontiers. Traditional understandings of this frontier have been dominated by Frederick Jackson Turners thesis, which conceives of that frontier as a single, westward-moving, and continuously receding line across the North American continent that separates the civilized from the barbarous. Recent historians and literary critics of both British and Spanish America have challenged this model, employing theories that employ a hemispheric perspective and take into account zones of contact that are multidirectional, contested, and often discontinuous. Well be testing these hypotheses throughout the semester, as we look at representative works from multicultural and multidisciplinary texts in the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, including travel journals, political documents, and the visual arts, in addition to more conventionally literary works. At stake will be not only the boundaries of indigenous, colonial, and new national territories, but the very meaning of the terms American and the Americas. Taught in English.
1330:MR   EASTC 406
Courses Offered in FLST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FLST 210-01 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-02 and LALC 200-01.Additional Time Slot: Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm in Bosler 208 for optional film screenings. This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
0900:TR   DENNY 112
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 215-02 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01 and LALC 200-01.Additional Time Slot: Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm in Bosler 208 for optional film screenings. This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
0900:TR   DENNY 112
Courses Offered in PORT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Taught in English. In this class students learn about a variety of aspects of Brazilian culture and social issues. While highly discussed topics in Brazil and about Brazil, such as carnival, malandragem, and jeitinho are examined, throughout the semester students explore three different types of encounters: Native encounters, African and Afro-Brazilian encounters, and gender encounters. Students analyze these ideas concentrating on the nature of the encounters and the criticisms generated. Also, the class examines issues of representation related to marginalization, violence and banditry. In order to carry out the analysis of ideas and cultural representations and their development, students work with a variety of texts from different disciplines – literature, anthropology, sociology, history, and film – and follow an intersectional methodology. This course is cross-listed as LALC 242. Offered every year.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 341-01 Studies in Twentieth-Century Spanish American Texts
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 341-01. This course will analyze major literary and cultural trends in Spanish American narratives and drama of the 20th Century. Special attention will be given to the connection between these works and the important socio-political movements of the time.Prerequisite: 305. This course is cross-listed as LALC 341.
1500:TF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 Routes through the Early Americas
Instructor: David Ball, Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 370-01 and LALC 300-01.This course will count toward the pre-1800 or post-1800 English major requirement depending on what subjects/writers the indvidual student chooses for his/her projects. The professor of the course will send the appropriate designation for each student to the Registrar’s Office for coding in Banner after the semester is complete. One lens through which to view the history and literary history of the Americas, North and South, is that of national, cultural, and linguistic frontiers. Traditional understandings of this frontier have been dominated by Frederick Jackson Turners thesis, which conceives of that frontier as a single, westward-moving, and continuously receding line across the North American continent that separates the civilized from the barbarous. Recent historians and literary critics of both British and Spanish America have challenged this model, employing theories that employ a hemispheric perspective and take into account zones of contact that are multidirectional, contested, and often discontinuous. Well be testing these hypotheses throughout the semester, as we look at representative works from multicultural and multidisciplinary texts in the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, including travel journals, political documents, and the visual arts, in addition to more conventionally literary works. At stake will be not only the boundaries of indigenous, colonial, and new national territories, but the very meaning of the terms American and the Americas. Taught in English.
1330:MR   EASTC 406
SPAN 380-02 19th Century Chilean Literature: Representation of Chile’s First and “Second” Independence
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-02. This seminar examines two major historical moments in Chilean history of the nineteenth century and their representations in Chilean literature: the patriots’ fight in the war for independence from the Spanish crown, and the subsequent war between Chile and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation in the 1830s. A series of texts from nineteenth-century political figures and authors will be analyzed to discuss the political and literary representations of these critical events. Such authors may include: Rosario Orrego, Jos Victorino Lastarria, Diego Portales, Mercedes Marn del Solar, Andrs Bello, and Alberto Blest Gana.

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Afro-Brazilian Funk Workshop

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Afro-Brazilian Funk at Dickinson, Monday, April 11

Afro-BrazilianFunk LALC April 11 bPercussion Workshop and Performance by Dendê and Banda

4:30 Workshop: Learn to play timbal with Dendê (Allison Great Hall)

7:30 Performance by Dendê and Banda (Allison Community Room)

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Cuba and its Exile: Political Generations

Lecture by Silvia Pedraza (Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.

Using the concept of political generations, Pedraza traces the evolution of the Cuban exile, mostly in Miami, and the Cuban revolution, in the island.  Political generations refers to young people that in their transition from adolescence to adulthood experienced dramatic historical events that marked their consciousness. Pedraza identifies several major political generations that developed during the course of the Cuban revolution and its exile.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the department of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

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Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil

Lecture by Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte (Vanderbilt University)

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Stern Great Room, 7 p.m.

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Barack Obama’s election to the American presidency in 2009 sparked a renewed interest in the theme of race in the Americas and worldwide. The sight of an African American as President of the United States led analysts to declare that North America was living in a post-racial era. But Obama’s election also had a tremendous impact on the imaginary of the African Diaspora. This lecture by Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte, Vanderbilt University, will examine his characterizations in the Brazilian media, especially in examples of political humor, such as cartoons and memes. The program is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. For more information, visit the Web site  or call 717-245-1875.

Stern Great Room, 7:00

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Brazilian Race Relations and Affirmative Action Lecture

4/23 lecture

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Dickinson in South America!

Students in the Dickinson in South America program, who spend their semester in Ecuador and Argentina,

send their holidays wishes.

Full Brochure for the Dickinson in South America program

The Dickinson in South America program offers students the unique opportunity to live and study in two countries (Ecuador and Argentina) during one semester or the full academic year.

CUENCA, ECUADOR

First, students participate in a four-week, intensive course in Cuenca, Ecuador. Cuenca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in a highland river valley in the Andes, and students enroll at CEDEI, a multidimensional educational institution. The course at CEDEI focuses on Spanish language immersion as well as on Ecuadorian and Andean history and culture (this class transfers as SPAN 252/LALC 203).

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

Second, students travel to Mendoza, Argentina, where they take a class to reinforce their Spanish and another to learn about Argentina’s culture, history, politics, and philosophy (this class transfers SPAN 362/LALC 204). Furthermore, students directly enroll in courses at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCuyo). UNCuyo is a prestigious university in Argentina with approximately 40,000 students. Students take classes in the schools of Philosophy and Letters, Political and Social Sciences, Arts and Design, and Economics. Independent multidisciplinary institutes offer classes in environmental sciences, earth sciences, energy, production and labor, basic sciences, etc.

During both parts of this program, students live with homestay families and have the opportunity to participate in several carefully planned excursions in the regions of Cuenca and Mendoza that supplement the academic curriculum.

SEMESTERS OFFERED

Fall Semester
Spring Semester

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

3.0 GPA, Spanish 231, successful completion of five semesters of college-level Spanish

Interviews, in Spanish, may be conducted at the discretion of the faculty coordinator at any time in order to review a candidate’s eligibility for this program

ACADEMIC AREAS OF STUDY

Anthropology, Archaeology, Art & Art History, Dance, Economics, Education, Film Studies, History, International Business and Management, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Law and Policy, Music, Policy Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, Women’s and Gender Studies

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester/Full Year: February 15
Spring Semester: September 15

LIVING SITUATION

Family homestay

On-Campus Coordinator: Prof. Mariana Past (pastm@dickinson.edu)

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