Analysis of representative films about post-revolutionary Mexico by directors from both the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1940-1960) and the Mexican New Film movement (1975-the present). Revolutionary nationalism, modernization and its discontents; construction of gender, class and ethnicity; migration and globalization. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330; SPAN 321; SPAN 322; either SPAN 304, SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 319, SPAN 339, SPAN 340, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, SPAN 352, SPAN 394, or SPAN 395.
Professor Cynthia Steele email@example.com Office: Padelford B-537 (206) 543-7542
Hours: MW 1-3 TTh 1:30-2:30 and by appointment
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Weekly film viewings Weekly readings of history and criticism Midterm Quizes Final analytical essay