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Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Narrative and Film
SPAN 257
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: IBST 311

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.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
This course studies diverse cultural formations in relation to their wider historical and social contexts and environments with the aim to understand and respect another point of view. Study of a language not one's own, Spanish in this case, is central to this skill.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-23-2024
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