The History of Argentina (SPA4217.01)

Jonathan Pitcher

This course will chart the last two centuries of Argentine history, chronologically, from textbooks to slogans, philosophy to politics, with a particular focus on nationalist discourse. Perhaps the only consistent ideology of the period, and doubtless one of the more persuasive, does Argentine nationalism represent an autochthonous spirit, the legitimate identity of contemporary citizens, the memory of a more earnest past, or a malevolent fiction? It is hoped that the simplicity of the structure will quickly be confuted by the nuances of the content. Discussions, presentations and writing will be conducted in Spanish, appropriate to the high intermediate level. Some background reading may be conducted in English.

Prerequisites: Four terms of Spanish at Bennington, or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
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