RLSP 402 Senior Seminar Madrid: 1939-2004

Last offered Spring 2014

In this course we will examine life in Madrid during two key periods: the Franco Dictatorship (1939-1975), and the first three decades of democracy (1975-2004). We will consider how representations of urban landscapes (churches, convents, prisons, museums, slums, bars and schools) has shaped and reflected the lives of madrileñas and madrileños past and present. We will study works by 20th century and contemporary Spanish authors, filmmakers, photographers, and journalists, as well as period advertisements and examples of popular culture. How was Madrid's image as international capital of art, sun, soccer and bullfighting forged? What remnants of the past lurk behind this appealing façade? How do the Atocha train Station bombings of 2004 relate to unresolved political tensions from 1939?
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation in class discussions, oral presentations, short writing assignments, a midterm and a final essay
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Prerequisites: any 300 level RLSP course or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Spanish majors and certificate candidates
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3819
RLSP 402 SEM Sr. Sem: Madrid: 1939-2004 Division 1: Languages and the Arts Soledad Fox
RLSP 402 SEM Sr. Sem: Madrid: 1939-2004 Division 1: Languages and the Arts Soledad Fox
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