Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Narrative and Film|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course will study the Spanish Civil War through some of its representations in narrative and film. If the Spanish Civil War pitted Spaniard against Spaniard in the fight over fascism, it was also international, serving Hitler as a battleground on which to experiment with new military weaponry as well as a site on which to confront and defeat him. The course will focus on the representation of this historical event through novels and short stories dating from the end of the war to the present. Some in-class time will be devoted to the depiction of the war in a number of famous films and documentaries. Special attention will be given to the many different approaches taken by writers and artists over time and, in particular, to changes in perception that have occurred as a result of Spain's transition to democracy in 1975.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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Ana Maria Matute, PRIMERA MEMORIA
Jose Asenjo Sedano, CONVERSACION SOBRE LA GUERRA
Manual Vazquez Montalban, EL PIANISTA
Julio Llamazares, LUNA DE LOBOS
Antonio Munoz Molina, EL JINETE POLACO
And also a selection of short stories by Esther Tusquets, Ignacio Aldecoa, Max Aub, Javier Marias, etc.
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The students will write four take-home exams, in which they are expected to provide a throrough understanding of the ideas developed through the close reading of texts in class. In order to help the students think about some controversial issues, the professor will provide them with a list of questions somehow related to the content of each exam. As a final project, the students are expected to write an essay relating most of the material under a new creative light.
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