Did you know that Pancho Villa signed a contract with an American film company to plan skirmishes when it was still daylight?
In this multifaceted course, you will explore the amazing history of Mexican revolution through photos, films and murals.
Considered by many as one of the most important upheavals of 20th century, this event will be an excuse to talk about Mexican culture, politics and creativity and to follow the lingering impact of the revolution today.
During this course you will learn little-known facts, the causes as well as the main players in the conflict. You will look at different written and visual sources to understand the uniqueness of this event that changed everyday life by questioning stereotypes and creating new ones.
No knowledge of the Spanish language is required for this course.
About the Tutor
Leonardo Boscarin was born in Santiago, Chile. He was selected for a writing workshop lead by Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta (The Postman).
Leonardo won the prestigious El Mercurio national short story prize and was awarded two grants for creative writing by the National Fund for the Development of the Arts.
Looking for adventures, he moved to Italy first, where he completed a degree in Latin American Literature with a dissertation on Chilean poetry, focused on the work of Chilean poet Nicanor Parra; and to Northern Ireland later, in 2004.
At Queen’s University he completed an MA on Cultural Representations of the Mexican Revolution and expanded his research into a PhD on Masculinity and violence in Mexican cinema in the afterwards of the Revolution.
He currently works at Queen’s as a language tutor.