Modern Spain: Literature, Painting, and the Arts in Their Historical Context|
Fall 2015 not offered
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies|
|Course Cluster: African Studies|
In this course, we study the so-called "masterpieces" of modern and contemporary Spanish literature, painting, and film (18th century to the present). The works chosen represent the major literary and cultural movements of the past three centuries: the Enlightenment, Romanticism, realism, and naturalism, the generations of '98 and '27, the avant-garde, neorealism, and postmodernism. As masterpieces, they have achieved canonical status through either the influence they have come to exercise over successive generations or their popular reception at the time of their production. In our close analysis of these works, we will interrogate the processes and conditions of canonicity. We will emphasize as well 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 emerged.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)
Works by the major Spanish novelists, poets, and playwrights of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Various short (1 page) response papers
Three short essays and rewrites
A final exam
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 223 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 WRITING and SPEAKING IN SPANISH.
Students interested in SPAN223 are advised to visit the course website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu.agonzalez/span223/span223.htm.
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