Fall 2023 Spanish UN3489 section 001

Staging Revolt: Masses, Multitudes & Pol

Staging Revolt: Hispanic

Call Number 13149
Day & Time
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
201 Casa Hispánica
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alberto Medina
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course traces the birth and development of the mass and the multitude as new and distinctive political actors in the context of Hispanic modernities. From the Esquilache revolts in Spain and the Atahualpa or Tupac Amaru rebellions in Latin America in the XVIIIth Century to the Argentine Cacerolazo in 2001, the 15M movement in Spain in 2011 or the International Women Strike in 2018, the role of these collective political subjects will be considered as a spatial and performative intervention in the public sphere. Public spaces become stages where protests take the form of experimental and alternative models of social interaction. Political goals are pursued through the transformation of quotidian behaviors, spaces and stories; cities become canvases on which tentative maps are drawn, functioning as potential scripts for new social and political structures. Literary and visual primary sources (e.g. Echeverría, Lamborghini, Poniatowska, Galdós, Goya, Genovés) along with journalistic accounts and testimonies, will be put in dialogue with theoretical texts (e.g. Le Bon, Canetti, Virno, Laclau, Hardt/Negri, Gago).

Web Site Vergil
Department Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 9:07PM Friday, September 22, 2023
Subject Spanish
Number UN3489
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233SPAN3489W001