SPANISH MODERNIZATION THROUGH LITERATURE AND FILM

Elective Courses

CINE 385 - SPANISH MODERNIZATION THROUGH LITERATURE AND FILM

SPAN 386
402 |SEM |Luis Moreno-Caballud |MW 2-3:30pm |WILL 205

This course will explore the relations between Iberian artists and the complex process of modernization that took place in the Spanish state during the second half of the twentieth century. We will examine how writers and filmmakers dealt with the fact that it was under Franco’s dictatorship that Spain changed from a mostly agrarian and traditional society to an urban and “modern” one. We will analyze documental approaches, testimonial practices, avant-garde experimentations, realist poetics, and “postmodern” fictions that contend with the exclusions and dislocations produced by Spain’s accelerated and uneven modernization.

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Cinema Studies Program
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