SPAN 418 Mexican Cultural Studies

Introduction to multiple aspects of Mexican culture from independence to the present. Students study a variety of forms of cultural production, ranging from literature, film, music, and art, to its cooking and comics to form as complete as possible a vision of Mexicos complex and multifaceted culture. Students examine mainstream notions of national identity, while at the same time interrogating them by considering questions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and region.