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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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SPA 449LEC - Special Topics I-Perform & Politics Of Gender
Special Topics I-Perform & Politics Of Gender VAR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   22053   Enrollment Capacity:   20
Section:   VAR   Enrollment Total:   16
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   4
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Room:   Baldy 120 view map
Location:   North Campus      
To illustrate how society and social conventions determine our gendered identities, in this course we will examine the art, literature, films, and video performances of renowned Spanish-American creators. The theory expounded by Judith Butler in her book Gender Trouble will help us frame our argument, and the critical essays on the various works will contextualize them politically, historically, and aesthetically. To establish the setting of our readings and discussions, we will start with the film XXY by Argentinian director Lucía Puenzo. We will analyze plays by Sabina Berman, Susana Torres Molina, short stories by Elena Poniatowska among others, and examine the performances of Cuban and Mexican artists such as Ana Mendieta, Coco Fusco, Jesusa, Guillermo Gómez Peña, and Astrid Hadad. Except for the theoretical readings and the critical essays, all texts will be in Spanish.
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This is a three-credit course with variable content.  Please check Department website for semester offerings, prerequisites, language of instruction, and other details.
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