Faculty of Arts


SPANISH 206

Spanish Myths and Global Icons


Description

Explores cultural representations of universal Spanish motifs in literature and the arts. Examines cultural myths associated with Spain and global icons which have defined modernity, from Picasso, Dalí and García Lorca to Buñuel and Almodóvar.

In 2020 the course examines the myth of the “two Spains” and the icon of the Mater Dolorosa or Mother of Compassion in Spain’s twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Course Objectives/Learning outcomes

To identify relevant topics of Spanish culture, history and society and contrast their representations in different media and historical periods. To apply intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to topics related to Spanish culture.

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2021

Not taught in 2021

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Professor Christine Arkinstall

Reading/Texts

Icon of the Mater Dolorosa

Dolores Ibárruri ("La Pasionaria"): selected speeches.

Miguel Hernández: selected poetry.

Ángela Figuera: selected poetry.

 

Myth of the “Two Spains”

Ramón J. Sender: Réquiem por un campesino español (1953).

Antonio Buero Vallejo: El sueño de la razón (1970).

Alberto Méndez: Los girasoles ciegos (2004).

Points

SPANISH 206: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points from SPANISH 105, 108, 200, 201, 277, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378

Restrictions

SPANISH 306


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