Modern Spain: Literature, Painting, and the Arts in Their Historical Context|
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.
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.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Part I, From the Enlightenment to Romanticism: Francisco de Goya (paintings), José de Espronceda, Mariano José de Larra, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Rosalía de Castro
Part II, 19th Century Realism and Naturalism: Emilia Pardo Bazán, Leopoldo Alas 'Clarín', Benito Pérez Galdós
Part III, The Generations of 98 and 27: Miguel de Unamuno, Antonio Machado, Ramon Maria del Valle Inclan, Federico García Lorca, Rafael Alberti, Luis Cernuda
Part IV, The Post-War Era: Carmen Marín Gaite, Blas de Otero, Gabriel Celaya, Jaime Gil de Biedman, José Angel Valente
|Examination and Assignments: |
Primary assignments include 3-page essays and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 223 is intended for students who have completed al least SPAN 221 or the equivalent with a B or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Students interested in SPAN223 are advised to visit the course website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu.agonzalez/span223/span223.htm.
|Instructor(s): Moreno-Nuño,Carmen Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 8||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 4||FR: 0|