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SPAN0456

Madness+Love/19-20 Cent Spain

Manifestations of Madness, Love and Tragedy in 19th and 20th Century Spain
How did Spanish writers of the 19th and 20th century define and represent madness, a basic and controversial aspect of world culture, and how did these different conceptions of madness intersect with love, religion, politics, and other literary themes in Spanish society? In this course we will explore the theme of madness in Spanish literature and other artistic representations of the 19th and 20th centuries. Our discussion will include formative masterpieces by Spanish writers (Zorrilla, Galdós, Unamuno, Lorca, Cela, Laforet, Matute, and Luca de Tena) and filmmakers (Buñuel, Saura, and Medem). We will study each work closely by employing critical and theoretical approaches (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT LNG

Sections

Fall 2012

SPAN0456A-F12 Lecture (Manrique-Gomez)

Spring 2010

SPAN0456A-S10 Lecture (Manrique-Gomez)