3 weeks – January
Courses taught in English, 45 hours each.
Academic program specially designed for International Students pursuing first hand information on Argentine issues.
- Human Rights.
- Eva Peron: Cultural Icon and Political Persona.
- Argentine Literature: Borges and Cortazar Seminar
- Spanish language
The course focuses on the analysis of genocide, construction of otherness, analysis of the construction of collective identities out of genocide memories and a critical analysis regarding genocide experiences in the XX Century laying emphasis on the Argentinean dictatorship of the 70`s as well as its consequences. Also, genocide social practices as a means to reformulate social relations, political effects of post-genocide discourses in social relations.
As of 2003 the Argentinean Congress has abolish laws that protected genocides.
Human Rights have become a state policy allowing a large number of genocides to be sent to trial, many condemned, others acquited.
Eva Perón: Cultural Icon and Political Persona
This course studies the life of Eva Peron from an interdisciplinary perspective: cultural and gender studies, both as an icon and a political persona. The first half of the course deals with the body of works (short stories, fiction, iconography, paintings, films, a rock opera) Evita has inspired. After her death the story of her embalmed corpse is also considered.
The second half of the course will focus on the historical background that gave birth to the political figure and evaluate different aspects of social, political, economic and gender developments in the context that made Evita a major female historical figure in the 20th century.
Argentine Literature: Borges and Cortázar Seminar
Two great names in Argentine literature are met, read, analyzed, re-discovered with the guidance of a most qualified teacher. Classes are delivered at Centro Cultural Borges. Field trips to Fundación Jorge Luis Borges and Xul Solar Museum.