Thursdays at Elmwood, 6:00pm-8:50pm
Instructor: Sarah Borealis
The Mexican Revolution has been identified as the world's first modern social revolution. Although historians often frame the revolution chronologically in the decade between 1910 and 1920, this course is designed to expand the traditional parameters of "revolutionary Mexico." Over the course of the semester we will examine intellectual and artistic precursors to the armed rebellion, as well as the practical changes in Mexican society that unfolded after the revolutionaries put down their arms. The goal for the course is to help students recognize that "revolutionary change" is not defined exclusively by armed rebellion. The texts for this course will include traditional written accounts of the revolution, as well as supplementary materials in the form of film, visual arts, performance and other non-traditional socio-cultural narratives. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the instructor with any questions and/or concerns about the course.