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Summer 2012 Office Hours (by appointment): before and after class
June 5, Evita Peron
Navarro, The Case of Eva Peron, 1977
Evita, The Movie. Ch. 1, Intro, Video?--Ch. 10, 1943 Coup and
GOU--Ch. 15, Arrest and Release of Peron, 59.50, 1:04, 1:08.20
(coat)--Ch. 16, Balcony of Casa Rosada, 1:09.30 (coat)--Evita on
June 12, Frida Kahlo
The two Latin American women
that Madonna has most famously admired and appreciated are Evita
Peron (whom she played in the movie Evita) and Frida Kahlo
(whose art she has avidly collected). Not that Madonna has
anything to do with our choice, we will next examine the life and
times of Frida Kahlo--and consider similarities and contrasts
between the two women (Eva Peron and Frida Kahlo).
Listed below are a few
articles and several web sites on Frida Kahlo (and one on Diego
Rivera). "The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo" is actually the
PBS website on the video that we will watch. Read, peruse, and
generally become familiar with enough of this information so that
you can construct your time-line (and email that to me by 6pm, June
12--remember, "your last name, 5318, and Kahlo Time-Line in the
subject) and can discuss the following questions (among others that
Unlike Evita Peron (First
Lady, Eva Peron Foundation, National Icon. etc.), Frida Kahlo was
never at the center of Mexican politics. Was she apolitical
(art for the sake of art)? Did her art express a political
statement for her? Did she play a role in Mexican politics? If
so, what was her ideology? What were her affiliations?
How does the relationship
between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera compare to that of Evita Peron
and Juan Peron?
What events in Mexico
were occurring during the life of Frida Kahlo that may have
influenced and/or that she might have influenced? What has
been her legacy even after her death?
June 19, Jean-Betrand Aristide
Questions to discuss.
Your time-line on Aristide is
due by 6pm Tuesday, June 19. 6:01pm is late and will incur a
substantial deduction. As always, via email. And you
must use your UTA email. Your subject should read: "Your
Last Name", 5381, Aristide Time-Line.
The Church in Haiti, Aristide, 1991
The U.S. and Haiti, 1990-96, Sweeney, 1996
The U.S. and Haiti, Wucker, 2004
Post-Aristide and Caricom, Smith, 2005
Haitian Democracy, the OAS, and the Fall of Aristide, Shamsie, 2004.
BBC News Profile on Aristide
Aristide, 2004, and Art
Aristide and Art
Michell Martelly, Daniel, 2002
Aristide.org, very ideological and pro-Aristide
June 26, No Class
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
time-line on Che is due by 6pm Tuesday, July 3
See the hyper-link above
for discussion questions and readings
July 10, "Take-home"
Mid-Term is due. For any one of the following individuals,
discuss their life and times in the context of the
political/economic/cultural development of their nation. What
role did they play in the progress of their country? What
factors contributed to their assuming a key role (socialization
process)? The key is to not only survey the facts of their
life, but to analyze their personal contributions (positive or
negative) in their particular country. You may discuss either
Evita Peron, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Betrand Aristide, Ernesto "Che"
Guevara, or Pablo Escobar. HOWEVER, you may not use an
individual who will also be the subject of your research paper.
Email your test as an attachment. I must receive it by 6pm,
July 10. Do not exceed 10 double-spaced pages. Use the
typical subject line: Your Last Name, 5381, Mid-Term.
time-line on Escobar is due by 6pm Tuesday, July 10.
See the hyper-link above
for discussion questions and readings.
Your time-line on
Morales is due by 6pm Tuesday, July 17.
See the hyper-link
above for discussion questions and readings.
July 24, Hugo Chavez
August 14, No Class
Final Exam due, emailed
to me in a separate email by 6pm. Same directions as for the
Mid-Term; however you can only write about Pablo Escobar (if you did
not write about him for the Mid-Term), Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez,
Salvador Allende, or Bob Marley. And you may not write about
the same individual that is the focus of your Research Paper.
Research Paper due,
emailed to me in a separate email by 6pm. You may cover any
individual above (except you may not examine anyone that was the
focus of your Mid-Term or Final). You may even write about
someone other than those we discussed in class--however, you might
send me a brief explanation.
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