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The Trauma of the Spanish Civil War: Representations on Narrative and Film
COL 309
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: SPAN 245

This course will study the Spanish Civil War through some of its contemporary representations in narrative and film. The Spanish Civil War was not only the threshold of the fascist dictatorship in Spain, but also an international battlefield that served Hitler as an experiment for the Second World War. As the first international fight against fascism, the non-intervention decision taken by the United States, among other democratic countries, will be analyzed. The course will focus on the representation of this historical event through novels that range from the end of the war to the present. Special attention will be given to the effects on literature of the transformation of cultural and political frameworks that accompanied the transition to democracy in 1975, and also to the many different approaches taken by contemporary writers and artists to represent the most significant historical occurrence of this century in Spain. Also, some in class time will be devoted to the study of the depiction of the war in a number of famous films and documentaries.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CHUM
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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