Faculty Leader: Carla Giaudrone (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Foreign Languages
Travel Dates: March 12, 2015 – March 23, 2015
Class Meeting Times: Thursdays from 6pm-9pm (January 22, 2015, February 5, 2015, February 26, 2015, March 5, 2015, April 16, 2015)
Course Numbers: 50:590:291, 50:940:387, 56:606:613:I6
Program Cost: $3295
This travel experience and seminar will map the shifting constructions of the space of the South in Argentine discourses of identity, nationhood, and self-fashioning. Through critical readings and films, followed by site visits in the extreme south of Argentina, the course will examine how representations of “el fin del mundo” (the end of the world)–as primitive, empty, violent, or as a place of potential–inform both countries’ liberal ideology. The seminar will focus on crucial moments in Argentine cultural history, such as the 1871 Conquest of the Desert and the military dictatorships of the 1970s, as well as the latest debates on the effects of environmental capitalism (ecotourism and adventure tourism) on local cultures.
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