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SPAN6752

Span Lit:Civil War to Present

Spanish Literature from the Civil War to the Present

This course entails a study of selected plays, novels, and short stories written by Spanish authors from 1936 to the present time, with emphasis on Federico García Lorca, Miguel Hernández, Carmen Laforet, Camilo José Cela, Ana María Matute, Miguel Delibes, Carmen Martín Gaite, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Rosa Montero, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Soledad Puértolas, Almudena Grandes, Eugenio Fuente, and Francisco González Ledesma. In order to understand the connections between literature and its social, cultural, and artistic context, each of the texts will be analyzed in relation to the historical and political circumstances that have shaped Spain from the Spanish Civil War to the 21st -century. The course will also include other articles, films, and documentaries that facilitate the understanding of the readings and the Spanish culture of each period. (1 unit)

Required Text: Carmen Laforet, Nada (Barcelona: Ed Destinolibro Booket); Camilo José Cela, La familia de Pascual Duarte (Barcelona: Ed Destinolibro Booket); Miguel Delibes, Cinco horas con Mario (Barcelona: Ed Destinolibro Booket (Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Los mares del Sur (Barcelona: Ed Destinolibro Booket); Rosa Montero, Te trataré como a una reina (Barcelona: Ed Destinolibro Booket), Eugenio Fuentes, La sangre de los ángeles Barcelona: Alba editorial.

Other readings: Federico García Lorca, La casa de Bernarda Alba; Ana María Matute, El río; Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, El fin de los buenos tiempos; Soledad Puertólas, La indiferencia de Eva; Almudena Grandés, Amor de madre; González Ledesma, El arte de mentir.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2010

SPAN6752A-L10 Lecture (Reyes-Torres)