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Loads of new digital content added
New digital content has been added to the Digital Resources page. It is comprised of documentary films. I will continue to add them over the course of the coming days.
I asked you to read a lot over the course of the semester, now I will gently request that you watch a few of these docs over the winter break as we build up to our departure in January.
The readings for Thursday's class (9/29) are now posted. You are not responsible for the reading on indentured Chinese labor. Links to the films The Other Francisco and The Last Supper are also posted under the class date September 22 on the Schedule page. Be sure to have read John Mraz's article discussing these two classics of Cuban cinema.
Presentations on a Cuban composer, singer, playwright, athlete, politician/revolutionary, movie director, film or song
For class Thursday, come prepared to discuss a Cuban person or thing (see title) of some renown. There are ample choices. A short cut is too look at the schedule of readings to see some family names of prominent Cubans, such as the poet Guillen.
You can also thumb through the Weeks chapter again for more political actors.
For your very brief presentation (you have 3-4 minutes each) you will need to identify:
1) Name of person or thing (song/movie/etc.)
2) Describe him/her/it
3) It's importance in Cuban history
Also, read the the articles by Lou Pérez and Kristin Larsson (see the links in the schedule)
See you in class on Thursday.
Wingate in Cuba is live!
This is the website for a class on contemporary Cuba that will also travel to Havana and beyond in January 2017. Follow along as we wend our way through the course.
History professor. Latin Americanist. Texas Longhorns fan. Dad.