Five College Consortium

Pedro Almodóvar

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Spanish
Course Number: 
340PA
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course studies the films of Pedro Almodóvar, European cinema's favorite bad boy turned acclaimed auteur. On the one hand, students learn to situate films within the context of contemporary Spanish history (the transition to democracy, the advent of globalization, etc.) in order to consider the local contours of postmodern aesthetics. On the other hand, the films provide a springboard to reflect on larger theoretical and ethical debates. For instance, what can a weeping transvestite teach us about desire? What happens when plastic surgery and organ transplants become metaphors? Under what circumstances, if any, can spectators find child prostitution cute?
Comments: 
Prereq: SPAN-212.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Weekly evening screenings. Taught in English.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
102706,103001,103025
Schedule #: 
102706

Course Sections

Pedro Almodóvar
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Justin Crumbaugh jcrumbau@mtholyoke.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Art 219