Latin American Natures

SPAN 468

This course will examine the evolution of discourses on nature in Latin American literature and film throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will dig into texts that thematize the environment, and examine how they refer to the conservation and destruction of nature. Students will become acquainted with a variety of ecocritical analytical approaches, as well as important themes in Latin American environmentalism, including the novela de la tierra, developmentalist and anti-imperialist discourses, indigenous cosmologies, and conservationist efforts.