This course is an introduction to the classics of Mexican Cinema, from silent film until today.
We will examine genres like melodrama, horror, comedy, and the comedia ranchera, in order to think about the way in which film has crystalized ideas about Mexican identity. We will study Mexican stars ranging from Cantinflas to El Santo. (Undergrads are welcome to take SPAN 326 twice, as long as the topics are different.)
SPRING 2020. CRN: 49961