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Modern Spain: Literature, Painting, and the Arts in Their Historical Context
SPAN 223
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

In this course we study the so-called masterpieces of modern and contemporary Spanish literature, painting, and film (18th century to the present), works, that is, that have achieved canonical status by means of either the influence they have come to exercise over successive generations or their popular reception at the time of their production. Our objective is to interrogate the very processes and conditions that have led to their canonization. In doing so, we intend to emphasize the relationship between cultural production and historical context, seeking to draw analogies at all times between the short stories, novels, poems, plays, paintings, and movies under consideration and the social, political, and economic milieu from which they emerge.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Through literature and painting, this course evaluates and contextualizes meaningful cultural products both in a verbal and in a visual artistic medium. The course studies Spanish novels, short stories, essays, dramas, and paintings as cultural products in relation to the wider historical and social contexts of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The study of the Spanish language is the essential tool to understand and respect the different cosmo vision that these cultural products reveal.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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