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Cynthia Steele
SPAN 487
Seattle Campus

Mexican Cinema

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.

Class description

Professor Cynthia Steele cynthias@u.washington.edu Office: Padelford B-537 (206) 543-7542

Hours: MW 1-3 TTh 1:30-2:30 and by appointment

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion

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Class assignments and grading

Weekly film viewings Weekly readings of history and criticism Midterm Quizes Final analytical essay


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Cynthia Steele
Date: 03/25/2007