RLSP 402
Senior Seminar Madrid: 1939-2004 Spring 2017 Division I;
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In this course we will examine life in Madrid during two key periods: the Franco Dictatorship (1939-1975), and the first four decades of democracy (1975-2016). We will consider how representations of urban landscapes (churches, convents, prisons, museums, slums, bars and schools) have 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?
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3749
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation in class discussions, oral presentations, short writing assignments, and a final essay
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: any 300 level RLSP course or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Spanish majors and certificate candidates
Distributions: Division I;

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