Latin America & Europe: Past & Present of a Special Relationship

Europe & Latin America. Returning the Gaze. Beardsell, Peter.
Manchester University Press, 2000.
Suggested book to use as a reader for the seminar

Cohort 2015-17

Under construction

Session Lecturer Theme/Topic Matrials/Links/Suggested readings
1. Prof. Czesław Porębski An introduction to the course
2. dr Marta Kania  An Introduction to Latin American Studies
3. dr Marta Kania  European versus the Other
4. dr Karol Derwich Independence came from outside  Eakin, Michael. History of Latin America. The Clash of Cultures.
5. dr Karol Derwich Conservatism, liberalism and positivism in 19th century Latin America  Eakin, Michael. History of Latin America. The Clash of Cultures.
6. dr Karol Derwich Revolutions in 20th century Latin America (from Mexican Revolution to Cuban Revolution  Eakin, Michael. History of Latin America. The Clash of Cultures.
7. MA Juan Sarabia Treason & Tradition. An account of the Conquest(and a vision of language) through the image of La Malinche Sons of La Chingada in The Labyrinth of Solitude. Octavio Paz

The Mexican Dream: Or, The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations. J.M.G. Le Clezio

Three Versions of Judas in Labyrinths. J.L.Borges

Mysterious Malinche. A case of mistaken identity.

La Malinche. Feminist Prototype

Feminism, Nation & Myth: La Malinche

Islas a la Deriva, poemas: 1973-1975.
J.E. Pacheco

8. MA Juan Sarabia Hopscotch(ing) in Paris: a Latin American view of a European city  Hopscotch. Julio Cortazar. Chapter 73

La Rayuela. Julio Cortazar. Capitulo 73 (in Spanish)

Where the air is clear. Carlos Fuentes. Part 1. Pages 3,4 & 5. Introduction. Click on Look Inside in Amazon. (First Pages in the Table of Contents)

Edenic Nostalgia and the Play of Mirrors in “Hopscotch” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

Interview with Julio Cortazar

Nonstop to Nowhere City? Changes in the Symbolization, Perception, and Semiotics of the City in the Literature of Modernity

9. MA Juan Sarabia Blazing words, pyre of letters: Language, Fire & Imagining Mexico City Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities

Gonzalo Celorio Some commentary on “México: Ciudad de papel” [“Mexico: City of Paper”]

10. Prof. Nina Pluta  Literary Mestizaje  Jorge Luis Borges, The Argentinian Writer and the Tradition

Alfonso Reyes, Vision of Anhauc

11. Prof. Nina Pluta  The Transatlantic novel Alberto Fuguet, Magical Neoliberalism
12. Prof. Czesław Porębski  Latin America – Europe Relationship as a Philosophical Problem
13. dr Grzegorz Pożarlik
14. dr Grzegorz Pożarlik

Cohort 2014-16

Course Syllaby

Session  Date  Lecturer  Theme/Topic  Materials/links/Suggested readings
 1 Dr. Marta Kania An Introduction to Latin American Studies
 2 Juan M Sarabia Treason & Tradition. An account of the Conquest(and a vision of language) through the image of La Malinche
 3 Dr. Karol Derwich Independence came from outside Latin American Positivism or Positivism in Latin America?
 4 Dr. Karol Derwich Conservatism, liberalism and positivism in 19th century Latin America
 5 Dr. Karol Derwich Revolutions in 20th century Latin America (from Mexican Revolution to Cuban Revolution)
 6 Dr. Magdalena Modrzejewska Searching for Identity
 7 Dr Grzegorz Pożarlik Europe & Mexico in the contemporary looking glass self: Remembering and forgetting in collective identity discourse in the situation of cultural encounters.
 8 Dr. Nina Pluta Literary Mestizaje
 9 Dr. Nina Pluta The Transatlantic novel
 10 Juan M Sarabia Hopscotch(ing) in Paris: a Latin American view of a European city
 11 Juan M Sarabia Blazing words, pyre of letters: Language, Fire & Imagining Mexico City
 12 Dr. Anna Kaganiec Contemporary immigration from Latin America to the US: Selected problems
 13 Dr. Anna Kaganiec Latinos in America: Threat or Asset
 14 Prof. Czesław Porębski Latin America – Europe Relationship as a Philosophical Problem.

Cohort 2013-15


Session 
Date  Lecturer  Theme/Topic  Materials/Links
 1 Dr. Marta Kania Creole nationalism in Latin America: the glory of our ancestors (XIXcentury) Reinventing the Inca Past
 2 Dr. Marta Kania Indigenismo moderno of Spanish America: Politics and pre-Columbian heritage (XX-XXI) Old Myths New Tradition The Spectacle of Power in the Politics of Peru and Bolivia_Marta Kania
 3 Dr. Marta Kania Cultural sincretism in Latin America: religious diversity
 4 Dr. Karol Derwich The cold war in Latin America and the Caribbean region
 5 Dr. Karol Derwich Latin America after the cold war
 6 Dr. Karol Derwich Democratization of political systems in Latin America
 7 Prof. Porębski Latin American Philosophy The Search for Identity_Jorge J. E. Garcia
 8 Nina Pluta Podleszańska Literary relation between Spanish America an Europe: a survey J.L.Borges, The Argentinian Writer and Tradition
Alfonso Reyes, Vision of Anahuac
 9 Dr. Anna Kaganiec-Kamienska Latinos in the US. Contemporary
immigration from Latin America. Selected problems
Mexican Immigration and Hispanization – Huntington
 10 Dr. Anna Kaganiec-Kamienska “Latino threat” or Latino contribution to the American identity and culture Fragments of films and music.
 11 Nina Pluta Podleszańska Transatlantic literature: Mario Vargas Llosa Selected novel by Mario Vargas Llosa
 12 Nina Pluta Podleszańska Transatlantic literature: Roberto Bolaño Alberto Fuguet, Magical Neoliberalism
 13 Juan M Sarabia Hopscotch(ing) in Paris: a Latin American view of a European city Hopscotch. Julio Cortazar. Chapter 73  La Rayuela. Julio Cortazar. Capitulo 73 (in Spanish) Where the air is clear. Carlos Fuentes. Part 1. Pages 3,4 & 5. Introduction. Click on Look Inside in Amazon. (First Pages in the Table of Contents)Edenic Nostalgia and the Play of Mirrors in “Hopscotch” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude”Interview with Julio CortazarNonstop to Nowhere City? Changes in the Symbolization, Perception, and Semiotics of the City in the Literature of Modernity
 14 Juan M Sarabia Blazing words, pyre of letters: Language, Fire & Imagining Mexico City Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities

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