SPAN 413 Twentieth-Century Spain:Ghosts of the Spanish Civil War

Spring, Fall

This course aims to study Spanish literature published during the years following the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9 to the present, with a particular focus on identity viewed through the lens of gender studies. In reading works produced during the Franco dictatorship, we’ll see the impact of state censorship on artistic production, and we’ll trace the effects of the regime’s promotion of traditional configurations and expressions of gender in selected literary texts and films. In works published following Franco’s death in 1975, we will explore how art and literature provide opportunities for a certain coming to grips with the historical memory of four decades of dictatorship. All readings, discussions and writing assignments will be in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Any of the following Spanish 301, 302, 305, 309