RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Section: 001 Culture and Memory In Democratic Spain
Term: WN 2009
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Proficiency test. Permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do societies deal with the trauma of war? How do they attain political and emotional closure? How do they remember and forget? In this seminar we will use the recent law of Historical Memory to explore some of the most significant social and cultural processes in Spain after Franco’s death in 1975 as they shaped the political transition from an authoritarian regime to present-day democracy. We will focus on how the negotiations between the national desire to forget a painful, divisive past and the need to preserve its historical memory manifest themselves in music, film and other artistic expressions. We will also study the intellectual concerns and artistic manifestations that have recreated new symbols of national, regional and individual identity. Special emphasis will be given to the experience of exile, silence and displacement in the older generation, as well as the sweeping changes brought along in the eighties by the powerful youth movement known as ‘la movida.’ We will study the rise of feminism, the gay rights movement and other marginal voices, and the symbolic relocation of national identity —the “New European Spain”— in urban landscapes crossed by preservation, renewal, and modernity.

RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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14902
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MTuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
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14903
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (SEM)
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14904
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MTuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Understanding Globalization
004 (SEM)
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14905
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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