IMMIGRANTS, TOURISTS, AND VAGABONDS IN SPANISH CINEMA

Elective Courses

CIMS 388 - IMMIGRANTS, TOURISTS, AND VAGABONDS IN SPANISH CINEMA

SPAN 388
401 |SEM |Reyes Caballo-Márquez |MWF 12-1pm |WILL 741

This course will focus on the study of different representations of Otherness in the context of Contemporary Spanish Cinema. The images of immigrants, tourists, and vagabonds will guide our analysis of some of the new trends and topics in Spanish Film. We will first analyze some of the representations of immigration that have emerged in Spanish Cinema since the end of the 20th century. In the context of the financial crisis that hit Spain hard after 2008 (and other previous crises), we will also explore the characterization of a variety of “vagabonds”. And lastly, and as a counterpoint to these previous ways of looking at Otherness, we will also consider various representations of the tourist, a more privileged vantage point. The course is mainly a survey of Contemporary Spanish Cinema, and its aim is to introduce students to the study of cinema, as well as make them familiar with the linguistic and theoretical tools employed in the study of film in general. We will study the works of directors such as Fernando León de Aranoa, Montxo Armendáriz, Icíar Bollaín, Chus Gutiérrez, Jesús Ponce, and Toni Bestard, among others. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

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