SPN 457 War & Peace: Contemporary Spanish Culture (A)

Prerequisite: SPN 353 or 363 or 354 or 364 or 334.

What do contemporary texts show us about identity, history, and power in Spain? This course addresses representative works from various periods during the 20-21st century and gives particular attention to the Spanish Civil War, the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, and democratic Spain today. Students will analyze how literature and film have been used to legitimize a military uprising and dictatorship as well as to protest against it. 3 Cr. Spring.