Latin American Literature


21st century trends in Latin American literature. Princeton, N. J: Films Media Group, c2008. DVD. This program profiles the careers and the potential of authors at the forefront of the region's emerging narrative trends. The influence of the Crack Movement and the McOndo Group is addressed.

From romanticism to realism. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2008. DVD-R. The 19th century brought tumultuous political change to Central and South America. This program shows how the cultural crucible of the region fused and realigned aesthetic movements considered sacrosanct in Europe -- specifically, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism.

The Latin American boom. Princeton, N. J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2007]. DVD-R. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism that came to be known as the Latin American Boom.  Viewers are guided through the work of Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others.

Modernismo. Princeton, N. J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences: Films Media Group, c2008. DVD-R. Modernismo was an aesthetic movement with an ambitious program: to remove the yoke of Romanticism and Neoclassicism, and to clarify Latin American identity.  As this program explains, Modernismo coincided with a surge in narratives growing out of struggles for independence.