The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Culture and Society (MLS1026)

15 credits

Latin America, with its nineteen Spanish-speaking countries, is a continent marked by strong historical and socio-cultural connections and differences. This module explores these tensions through a selective reading of key episodes and aspects of Modern Latin American history, culture and society, such as the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions, military dictatorships and the transition to democracy in Chile and Argentina, and changing identities and patterns of worship today. These topics and the challenging issues they raise, are simultaneously examined through a range of cultural sources such as painting, film, literature and music, providing a kaleidoscopic view of a constantly changing continent.