Postwar Spain & the Novel

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Spanish

Course Number: 
389
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course offers an examination of how authors and readers grapple with questions of history and narration in postwar Spain. Spanish novelists were often subject to censorship and overt oppression by the Franco dictatorship while they struggled to understand their own history and translate it onto the page. We will study the historical and cultural background of dictatorship and democratic Spain (1940-present), reading novels by authors such as Cela, Matute, Martín Gaite and Cercas that reflect the diversity of modern Spanish literature and its authors. In addition, students will encounter historical accounts, critical/theoretical materials, and multimedia in order to gain a more complete understanding of how scholars approach the era and its reflection in literature. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite:  SPAN 199, 211 or 212, or consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Brenneis.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
SPAN-389-01-1213S

Course Sections

Postwar Spain & the Novel
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Sara Brenneis

sbrenneis@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

MERR 314