Fascism: In History and Fiction in Latin America and the World

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fascism: History and Fiction
Fall 2024
Taught By: Juan Decastro and Federico Finchelstein
Section: AX

CRN: 17216

Credits: 4

With its celebration of violence and its ruthless opposition to democracy and any type of progressive politics, fascism is responsible for millions of dead during the 20th century. Moreover, despite the defeat of the axis nations during the II World War, fascist and fascist inspired movements survived and, in fact, currently are in the ascendancy throughout much of the word. This course studies this dark history and its representation in fiction from its beginnings in the first decades of the 20th century to the present. In addition to studying the texts of some of its key leaders and proponents, such as Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, or Leopoldo Lugones, as well as critics, such as Jose Carlos Mariategui or Hannah Arendt, this course also studies such major literary figures, as Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Bolaño

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:26am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024