SPANISH 421 - Cinema From Spain
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Spanish Women Filmmakers
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class is a study of some of the best contemporary Spanish Women Film Directors. Since the nineteenth century, with the advent of post-Enlightenment thought and the slow but steady integration of women into the social sphere and cultural arena Spain, has had a strong tradition in feminist thought, in women writers, and in feminist social movements. Moreover, women have been fundamental protagonists in some of the most important social struggles and cultural movements of the twentieth century in the Hispanic world. After the death of the dictator Francisco Franco, and the emergence of democracy, women started to play an important role in all areas of culture and art. This class will examine, from a feminist point of view, the films of women whose works (and experiences) center on social and personal events and problems such as historical events, domestic violence, maternity, childhood, the construction of gender and sexuality, memory, trauma, desire, love, etc. Through filmic, historical, cultural, and theoretical readings on the collective and the intimate, the class will visualize and analyze a number of interesting Spanish films that bring to the center the gaze of women on the collective and the personal, on the social and the intimate.

This class counts as elective credit for the Spanish Minor and will be conducted in Spanish. Films will be available to watch individually before class and through the semester and will be all in Spanish with subtitles in English. The critical reading will be both in Spanish and English.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, the class will engage in discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom”. You can expect the first part of the semester (first two weeks approx.) to have online classes. After that, we will combine weekly classes in person (presentations and discussion on Tuesdays) and Zoom breakout rooms discussions and presentations (Thursdays) Also, the next week after Thanksgiving, we’ll probably meet both days online. I’ll give the specific plan for in-person and online classes by the beginning of the term.

Schedule

SPANISH 421 - Cinema From Spain
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001 (REC)
  Hybrid
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, the class will engage in discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom?. You can expect the first part of the semester (first two weeks aprox.) to have online classes. After that, we will combine weekly classes in person (presentations and discussion on Tuesdays) and Zoom breakout rooms discussions and presentations (Thursdays) Also, the next week after Thanksgiving, we?ll probably meet both days online. I?ll give the specific plan about in-person and online classes by the beginning of the term.

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