Queer Latin America in Literature and Film in the 20th Century (FEMGEN 146)
This course will study a selection of literary and cinematic works to interrogate how 20th Latin American cultural production challenged patriarchal conceptions of gender and sexuality. Some of the questions that we will addressed are: Can we speak of `queer literature' in Latin America? What are the questions to which these works respond considering their particular conditions? What have been the major shifts in queer Latin American aesthetics throughout the 20th century? The goal is to understand how Latin American writers and artists have imagined queerness vis-à-vis the logics of global circulation of discourses on sex and gender.