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Biopolitics and Sovereignity in Andean Culture, 1920-1940
What is productive life? How is life aesthetically and politically valued? This course explores the inscription of life in changing political and aesthetic regimes of the Andean South in the turbulent decades of the 1920s-1940s. Based on theories of biopower and soveregnity, we explore topics such as domination, domestication, appropriation, exclusion, facism, solidarity, tellurism, race, mestizaje, and human/nature relations. We will consider poetry, narrative, journals, and the visual arts. Authors include: Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Pablo de Rokha, Alcides Arguedas, Augusto Céspedes, Franz Tamayo, Leopoldo Marechal, Roberto Artl, Jorge Luis Borges, César Vallejo, José Carlos Mariátegui, Ciro Alegría, and José María Arguedas. Spanish proficiency required.
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