Nicolas Fonseca

Wolf Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellow

20212022 Forum on Migration

Nicolas Fonseca

Comparative Literature; Latin American Studies

CAS, 2022

Nico Fonseca is a senior from Ft. Lauderdale, FL studying Comparative Literature and Latin American/Latinx Studies. He is interested in the revolutionary possibilities of film and filmmaking, particularly materialist notions of sensation and space-time in Latin American and Indigenous cinemas, as well as decolonial pedagogy and practice. Nico was formerly a Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Collaborative, a Miami-based urban education initiative, and is currently a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellow. His other interests include global political economy, posthumanisms, and the works of philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

Tercer Cine, Otra Vez : Subversive Pedagogy and Nomadism in Latin American Film

As neoliberalism cracks across Latin America, the original calls for insurgent and didactic modes of cinema require reconsideration beyond their origins in the atmosphere of the late 1960s. Rather than 20th-century techniques of vertically organized rebellion, the complexities of race and queerness as prisms of political navigation have called for assessments of daily resistance in motion. As such, recent scholarship has emphasized the regional significance of heterogeneity, and theories of a nomadic multitude have emerged to describe the position of subjects in motivating quotidian political change. This paper considers these notions in the developing relationship between filmic depictions and dynamics of physical, social, and epistemological migration and notions of anti-systemic pedagogy and ideological negotiation in Cuban, Argentine, and Andean cinema.