Constructing Barcelona Through Its Margins: Contemporary Spanish Culture Through Catalonia|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course seeks to examine the physical and cultural construction of Barcelona through the ways it has been understood across artistic mediums, social and historical periods, and political spectrums, especially along its margins. This marginality will allow us to look into contemporary Spanish culture from a new perspective, understanding the complexities that lie under the idea of a nation. The course also explores some of the tensions between modernization projects and cultural production during the 20th and 21st centuries, examining representations of the city in literature (poetry and prose), maps, films, performance, and photography.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(RMST)
Francisco Candel, Los otros catalanes (selections).
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, El delantero centro fue asesinado al amanecer.
Poems by Jaime Gil de Biedma, Carlos Barral, Joan Maragall.
Short stories by Enrique Vila-Matas, Francisco Casavella y Belén Gopegui.
Francisco Rovira Beleta, Los Tarantos (1962)
Jose Luis Guerín, En contrucción (2001)
Antoni Verdaguer, Raval, Raval (2006)
Together with selected historical and critical readings.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly participation in online forum.
Two short papers (3-4 pages)
One final paper (8-10 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed Spanish 221 or the equivalent with a grade of B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. In addition to the essential capabilities indicated, students will regularly exercise skills such as speaking and writing in Spanish. Advanced-level competence in Spanish is essential.
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