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What is the Syllabi Collection?
Our syllabi collection contains a trove of information that reveals the vast ways Latin American cinema is taught in the United States and abroad. Cinegogía contains dozens of sample syllabi, in English and Spanish, from educators teaching in…

Documentary as Civic Engagement in Latin American and Latinx Film
In this course we examine the documentary genre in film and its participation in the public sphere as filmmakers and their audiences demand or create justice in pursuit of participation in Latin America and among Latinx communities. We see how a…

Indigenous & Afro-descendant Representation in Contemporary Latin American Film
This course serves as an introduction to film analysis by studying Latin American cinema, with a focus on Afro-descendant and indigenous communities. We will analyze the representation of indigenous people in contemporary Latin American cinema,…

The Contemporary World Cinema Project (*modified for remote learning, fall 2020)
Inspired by ideas articulated by Dudley Andrew, Franco Moretti and Catherine Grant, this seminar will examine questions of contemporary world cinema from multiple perspectives (for example: What do international films look like? Why do they look…

Latin America through Cinema (*modified for remote learning, fall 2020)
In this course, we will explore cinema from and about Latin America to expand our understanding of this culturally diverse region comprised of more than twenty countries and territories. We will examine topics such as gender, humor, history,…

Representación indígena en el cine latinoamericano
El curso busca analizar las diversas formas en que han aparecido los pueblos indígenas de América Latina en las pantallas de cine, tanto de ficción como documental. Abarca un amplio periodo desde las representaciones en el cine de los primeros…

Hispanic Film (*modified for remote learning, fall 2020)
In our Hispanic film course we examine diverse cinemas made in the region and how Latin American filmmakers represent, reject, reconstruct, maintain or challenge their realities. We look at how films are made, how they are funded, and how films…

Latin American Women Writers and Filmmakers
This course will provide students an introduction to the critical analysis of film and literature in Latin America (including Brazil) with a specific focus, particularly at the end of the course, on post-dictatorship film and literature from…

Transgressive Gazes across the Americas
By tracing a women centric social, geo-political, cultural, historical, cinematic map, we will be looking at the praxis of key women filmmakers across the Americas. From Alanis Obomsawin, to Arlene Bowman, to Ann Marie Fleming, to Amanda Strong in…

Cuban Film
This course examines contemporary Cuban cultural production with special emphasis on the audiovisual as a powerful medium for learning about language and culture. The class will explore topics spanning the postrevolutionary period to the present that…

Cine de la dictadura y posdictadura
This course serves as an introduction to film analysis by studying the development of cinema in Latin America, specifically in relation to the military dictatorships (1970/80s) in the Southern Cone and the subsequent transition period to democracy of…

Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Cinema
This interdisciplinary course seeks to review and analyze the complexity of contemporary society through the study of Latin American and Spanish film production. We will explore topics that relates to issues of ethnicity, class representation,…

Cine hispano
“Las películas son un mundo de fragmentos”, propuso una vez Jean-Luc Godard, el director de la Nouvelle Vague francesa. Estos fragmentos, trozos audiovisuales de la realidad, captan nuestra imaginación. El cine es un sitio interacción social, de…

Latin America through Cinema
In this course, we will explore cinema from and about Latin America to expand our understanding of this culturally diverse region comprised of more than twenty countries and territories. We will examine topics such as gender, humor, history,…

Hispanic Film
This course examines film by Spanish and Latin American directors. Students study films as an independent genre using specific structural forms as the means of analysis (close-up, soundtrack, frame, etc.). Students will formulate interpretations that…

Inspired by ideas articulated by Dudley Andrew, Franco Moretti and Catherine Grant, this seminar will examine questions of contemporary world cinema from multiple perspectives (for example: What do international films look like? Why do they look that…

Poetry and Politics in Latin American Cinema
By tracing a Latin American centric social, geo-political, cultural, historical, cinematic map, we will be looking at the praxis of key visionary filmmakers and cinematic movements. We will examine how these filmmakers, their films, their texts, and…

Inmigración en el cine
This course is designed for students taking an intermediate to advanced Spanish course with focus on Hispanic culture and language through film. Undoubtedly, films are a rich source of
meaningful cultural information and students can come to…

Migrations and Immigrations
To learn about the main events and historical characters that have forged the development and the evolution of the Latin-American culture(s) , arts and literature from Pre-Columbian times to the present. To address social-cultural and political…

Representation of Children and Adolescents in Argentine, Colombian and Mexican Cinema
This course explores the representation of children and adolescents in contemporary Spanish American cinema from the 1980s to the present. Young characters have been used to explore issues of identity, coming of age, social inequalities, and the…

Cuba in Film: Capturing a Revolution
To study the Cuban Revolution is to willingly enter into a battlefield of opinions, politics, and years of trauma. For some it is the single-most “successful” revolution in Latin America, while for others it is an example of dictatorship and a…

Introduction to Spanish-Language Film
This course is an introduction to appreciating and understanding film art as it relates to the rich and diverse cinema history of Latin America. Conducted entirely in Spanish, the course focuses on students’ acquisition of knowledge on the material…

Latin American Cinema
In this course we will explore how Latin Americans have represented themselves on the big screen, through close readings of representative films from each of the following major periods: silent cinema (1890s-1930s), studio cinema…

Hollywood Meets Latin America
The history of filmmaking in Latin America, as in other parts of the world, has largely taken place in Hollywood's shadow. Whether seeking to adapt US cinematic conventions to a different cultural context or experimenting with radically new paradigms…

Latin American Film & Television Studies
This course is an introduction to Latin American film and television studies. It is conducted in Spanish and is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor. Students will acquire knowledge on…

Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Cinema
"This course examines the unique status of race in the history of American cinematography. Film, like most art forms, inevitably involves meditations on personal and national identity. American film is particularly distinguished for its racialized…

Cultura Hispanoamericana
"El curso se enfoca en procesos de cambio cultural en comunidades hispanohablantes de las Américas. Las metodologías empleadas incluyen la histórica (a base de la organización en forma narrativa de evidencia documentada), la transcultural (a base del…

Clásicos de la época de oro del cine mexicano
Este curso ofrece una introducción al análisis fílmico, enfocándose en la Época de Oro del cine mexicano (mediados de 1930 a mediados de 1950). El curso se enfocará en los géneros populares de la época (melodrama, el drama rural y la comedia) y en el…

Latin America in the Film Festival Circuit
The course will look at Latin American cinema (mostly contemporary films), and the associated ideas about the region, that circulate in the film festival circuit. Understanding the latter as a complex and dynamic phenomenon, the study of which has…

Transnational Cinemas
This seminar explores the breadth of theoretical and cultural perspectives on the complex state of contemporary international cinema. By the end of this course, you will be able to:Apply theoretical and practical contexts to examine “transnational…

National Cinema Study: Mexico
This course will examine different histories, approaches and methodologies related to the study of national cinema, tying in aspects of culture, politics, aesthetics and economics. Throughout the course, we will study the Mexican film tradition as…

Cine contemporáneo latinoamericano
Using methods that both embrace and critique the study of national cinemas, this course provides a survey of cinema from across the Latin American region, concentrating on the changing tropes of contemporary cinema and including screenings as part of…

Latin American Documentary
This course will investigate Latin American documentary by focusing on three important topics in Latin American cultural studies. We will screen recent and historical documentaries about (1) underdevelopment and poverty, (2) the history and memory of…

Latin American Cinema: 1930 to the Present
This course is a survey of Latin American cinema that spans from the 1930s to the present. Topics will include Mexican Golden Age cinema as well as the New Latin American Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s and contemporary new new waves. The course will…

Postmodernismo: la historia en la producción cultural latinoamericana
Un estudio de la representación de la historia en la ficción y el cine latinoamericano y su desarrollo temático y técnico con un énfasis en la producción contemporánea.

Después del cine latinoamericano: Tradición y renovación
Un estudio del cine latinoamericano y su desarrollo temático y técnico con un énfasis en la producción contemporánea.

Contemporary Latin American Film
A study of a specific group of Latin American films in relation to their specific cultural and historical contexts.

Cine latinoamericano: re-definiendo identidades siglo XXI
Un estudio del cine latinoamericano y su desarrollo temático y técnico con un énfasis en la producción contemporánea.

El cine argentino contemporáneo
Este curso examinará el cine argentino de los últimos treinta años durante un período de gran cambio político y socio-económico. Nos interesará explorar cómo las películas que han surgido en esos años han respondido a estas transformaciones más…

El impulso documental en el cine latinoamericano
Este curso pretende ofrecerles a los estudiantes una introducción al cine latinoamericano al trazar su trayectoria histórica desde el cine mudo al presente, al examinar diferentes contextos y modos de producción, y al analizar diferentes tendencias…

Introducción al cine argentino y brasileiro
Este curso es una introducción al análisis fílmico con relación al cine argentino y brasileiro. Les familiarizará con las herramientas del análisis textual, algunos de los planteamientos críticos-teóricos más influyentes dentro del campo de cine (por…

Cine y revolución en América Latina: Política, cultura e historia de las imágenes en movimiento
La intención del curso es hacer un recorrido por la historia de América Latina y por su producción cinematográfica, teniendo como eje rector las diversas maneras en que se ha expresado la idea de revolución en el cine latinoamericano, tanto en…

Aproximaciones teóricas y analíticas al rol de las canciones en el cine argentino
En primer lugar, el seminario pretende discutir el campo teórico y analítico abierto por los estudios sobre los usos de la canción popular en el cine. En segundo lugar, el curso se propone abordar la producción argentina del período…
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