The New Spain: A Magnet for Immigrants|
Although the movement of peoples has continually reshaped Spanish identity for millenia, since the 1990s Spain has undergone a particularly marked transformation as a result of the massive influx of immigrants. Indeed, Spain now has (proportionally) the largest immigrant population in the world after the U.S. This large-scale (and growing) presence of immigrants and the profound social changes that follow from it are the demographic and social face of the most salient national and international tensions affecting Spanish society today. If the Spain of the Civil War and the Franco regmine is the Spain of the past, the Spain of immigration is the Spain of the future. This course studies the phenomenon of immigration through diverse cultural representations (narrative, film, comics, and journalism), emphasizing such aspects as the social and political discourse about immigration, exclusion, difference, racism, gender, spatial segregation, agency, power, and national identity.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Through the study of film, this course evaluates meaningful cultural products in an artistic medium in order to understand the Spanish culture as a different cultural formation. The study of the Spanish language is essential to understand and respect another point of view, and also to locate these cultural formations in the wider social and historical context of these last years in Spain.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
A selection of sociological and theoretical readings organized in a reader.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two research essays (6-7 pp. each), and several individual oral presentations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN 262 is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering.
|Instructor(s): Moreno-Nuņo,Carmen Times: .M...F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 8||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|