Queer Latin America

Prerequisite(s): Spanish 219. This course will analyze the ways in which Latin(o) American sexualities get expressed outside or beyond the script of the “coming out” narrative. Topics of discussion include the following within a Latin(o) American context: “Colonial Homosocialities,” “Nationalism and Sexualities,” “Against the Closet,” “Beyond Homonormativity,” “Queer Diasporas,” “Bodies of Desire,” and “Non-Corporeal Sexualities, or Queer Phenomenology.” Throughout the course, students will read critical and historical texts on the configuration of queer, sexuality and gender studies in Europe, the United States and Latin America. We will study texts by Christopher Columbus, Pero Vaz de Camihna, the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, José Martí, Piri Thomas, Manuel Puig, César Aira, Richard Rodríguez, Reinaldo Arenas, Achy Obejas, Junot Díaz, Sonia Rivera Valdés, Javier Bosco, Rey Emanuel Andújar, Rita Indiana Hernández, Ena Lucía Portela, as well as critical works by Jorge Salessi, José Quiroga, Emilio Bejel, Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Lázaro Lima, Juana María Rodríguez, Licia Fiol Matta, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Lawrence LaFountain Stokes, Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Michael Horswell, and Jossianna Arroyo, among others. We will also discuss film clips from Brincando el charco, Frida, Fresa y chocolate, Y tu mamá también, Before Night Falls, and The Kiss of the Spider Woman.

TR 1:30- 3

Martínez-San Miguel

  • SPAN-396

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