This is a class blog run by Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru and her students in the course "Telenovelas, Culture and Society" at the University of Georgia during Spring 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wrap up

I cannot believe that the semester is almost over, and these are our final blog posts! I was in a Latin American and Caribbean Culture class when Dr. A told us about her research on "Cosita Rica." After hearing her speak about Leonardo Padron's piece of literary work that somehow managed to present very crucial social and political issues into a telenovela, I immediately knew that I wanted to take Dr. A's class. Plus, I knew studying Edgar Ramirez and Marisa Roman's work couldn't be that bad…Haha.

The entire semester has been filled wish such great topics of discussion and lectures. The way the class was organized gave each of us the optimal way into the telenovela world. We began with the basics and typology, worked our way into representation and identity, and are concluding the semester with production and consumption. I have gotten more out of this class than I initially expected. I never would have thought that I would anxiously await Tweets from Dr. A, Marisa Roman, and Leonardo Padron! Thank you so much Dr. A for a great semester -- we are looking forward to our final episodes dinner tomorrow night!


  1. I agree! this semester has been truly eye opening...I think it just goes to show that its important to open yourself up to new experiences. I would have never guessed I would be someone who would be into telenovelas..they seem so over the top...but it turns out I think this is the reason I like them, haha! but I'm definitely righ tthere with you--thoroughly enjoyed this class! :)

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