A Revolution From Within: Trends in Contemporary Cuban Culture (3 cr.)

This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar.

Course taught in Spanish.
Distribution Group 1
Credit cannot be earned for HART 304 and HART 565.
Cross-listed with SPPO 375 and FILM 701.


A Visual Culture Travelogue: Art and Politics in Modern Latin America (3 cr.)

Providing an alternative understanding of modernity and its artistic partner, modernism, this survey course traverses the political, social and cultural landscapes that informed and formed the art and architecture of Latin America, from the early twentieth century to the present.

Distribution Group 1
Credit cannot be earned for HART 265 and HART 665.

Latin American Bodies: on Modernism (3 cr.)

Designed as a laboratory of ideas and forms, this seminar will probe critical perspectives on art and architecture's relation to society and science. Focusing on the different ways the ‘modern’ body has been portrayed by intellectuals and artists—as mechanized, controlled, Taylorized, and regimented—we will explore theories of the body and its inevitable entanglement within technology and economics. Each week, we will examine an artist, an architect, and a theorist—from early Structuralism to Post-humanism.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 566