"Bodies of Delirium: Litearture & Illness in LA" - Special Topics in the Literatures of Latin America and/or Spain
- Nathalie Bouzaglou - 847/467-1543 - 2-155 Crowe
- University Hall 101 - MoWe 12:30PM - 1:50PM
Overview of classAdvanced study of topics in the literary traditions of Latin America. Possible topics include intellectual history, transatlantic exchanges, the short story, literature of the fantastic, feminist traditions, hybrid cultures, and history and fiction. May be repeated for credit with different topic.
Topic Description: Bodies of Delirium: Literature and Illness in Latin America
Literature is an imaginary space where culture plays out its obsessions, fears, passions, and desires. It is also a site for exhibition and visualization of disorders that affect culture at a specific historical moment. This course examines the representation of bodily and linguistic states of exception through processes of disorganization, decomposition, alteration, and disarticulation in Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present moment. We explore how this disorganization reveals regimens of meaning other and different from those that regulate a body conceived in terms of mechanisms of power. We analyze how these excessive bodies become dangerous destabilizing rational order and laws.
Prerequisite: 1 course from 250, 251, 260, or 261
Class AttributesLiterature & Fine Arts Distro Area
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