UCL Institute of the Americas


AMER0070: Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary

***NOT RUNNING IN 2023/24***


Module leader: Professor Paulo Drinot

Credits: tbc

Term: tbc


This course explores the life, times, and afterlife of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. It draws on a number of written primary sources, including Guevara's diaries, his speeches and publications, the writings of Guevara's relatives and friends, CIA and FBI documents, diplomatic sources, and newspaper articles, among others, as well as using film, photography and, comics, song and poetry. The course considers the interplay of Guevara's personal history and the history of Latin America and, more generally, the world during and after the Cold War. It opens a window on Guevara the man and the global icon and on the world he helped to shape. It draws on, and builds, on my published research on Guevara (Drinot, ed. Che's Travels).

Assessment pattern


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