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The World of Federico García Lorca: Tradition and Modernity in the Spanish Avant-Garde
SPAN 254
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: THEA 254

Our focus will be the Spanish avant-garde as reflected by the plays and poetry of Federico García Lorca, one of Europe's most celebrated authors. A substantial portion of the syllabus includes works that represent the literary traditions (classical, medieval, Golden Age) and contemporary intellectual context (1900-1936) that influenced Lorca. These readings will help us to understand how the modern and the popular interact in the literature and visual arts (Picasso, Dalí, Buñuel) of this period of intense intellectual ferment. Given the interaction of intellectual and ideological ferment during these years, we will also focus on the relationship between art and ideology generally speaking, and especially on Lorca's profile as a modern bard or public intellectual in the context of the Second Republic (1931-1939), Spain's first important experience with progressive democracy.
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)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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