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Summer Program Course B

Latin American Cultural Studies
In this course, we will examine a series of visual and literary texts from Latin America. We will explore the work of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero, Oswaldo Guayasamin, to name but a few possible artists. Textually, brief examples will include Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, and others. How do we understand works of art that are often removed from our own cultural contexts? This course provides an introductory understanding of Latin American Culture, and asks questions about how we reflect on these images, texts, films.
LECTURER: Jonathan Allen
Jonathan Allan is a lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Brandon University, where he teaches courses on literature and culture, gender and sexuality studies. He received his Ph.D. from the Center for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies. Additionally, he participated in the Summer Program at Knox in 2012.