Open Seminar; On Belief: Revolution, Politics and Temporality in Contemporary Cuba
Prerequisite: SPAN graduate student or by permission of instructor. The Cuban Revolution meant for many to be part of the embodiment of a utopian promise in the Americas. The debates and texts that appeared then make up an important chapter in the history of Latin American modernity, as well as an archive to rethink the relationship between the artistic and the political. In this seminar, we will consider the nature of historicist and political beliefs unleashed in, and by, various writings that dealt with "the revolutionary." The Cuban revolutionary (and totalitarian) monumentalization will be read as part of the conflation of politics and life that we still suffer today.
Sister Courses: SPAN798A, SPAN798B, SPAN798C, SPAN798D, SPAN798E, SPAN798F, SPAN798G, SPAN798I, SPAN798J, SPAN798K, SPAN798L, SPAN798M, SPAN798N, SPAN798O, SPAN798P, SPAN798Q, SPAN798T, SPAN798U, SPAN798V, SPAN798W, SPAN798X, SPAN798Y, SPAN798Z