CATALAN 441 - Topics in Catalan Literature and Culture
Section: 001 Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture: Advanced topics in Catalan Studies
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Catalan (CATALAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This class is interested in exploring the main cultural, historical and political topics covered by the most important writers and filmmakers from Catalonia and from the catalan region (“Países Catalanes”). Through their analysis (close readings, and visual analyses) the class will discuss topics such as: catalan nationalism, independence, immigration, historical and cultural memory, gender and nation, urbanism and landscape, the current crisis. We will concentrate on authors and filmmakers in the 20th and 21st centuries. The historical periods that contextualize the readings and visualizations will be: Spanish Civil War, Postwar, Transition and Democracy. Catalan writers that we might read (from novels to poems to short-stories and diaries) include: Quim Monzó, Josep Pla, Mercè Rododera, Salvador Spriu, Esther Tusquets, Llorencs Villalonga, and Monserrat Roig. We will see some of the most remarkable films by renowned contemporary filmmakers and select some films from the following directors: Vicente Aranda, Jaime Chavarri, Isabel Coixet, Cesc Gay, José Luis Guerín, Isaki Lacuesta, Pere Portabella, Marc Recha, Albert Serra, and Agustí Villaronga.

This class counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

The class will be conducted in Spanish, and students can do their readings in both Catalan or Spanish.

CATALAN 441 - Topics in Catalan Literature and Culture
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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