The concept of modernity is associated with the impact of the Industrial Revolution on society, and all the attendant transformations and dislocations that this revolutionary mode of production brought about. In the Spanish-speaking world, modernity was experienced as a crisis of identity due to the highly uneven social and economic development that was characteristic of Spanish-speaking societies. This course examines the many manifestations of this identity crisis in writings and/or other creative expressions produced during the 19th and 20th centuries. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: ILCS 206 or consent of the instructor.
/ / The Problematic of Modernity