Fall 2008

The Spanish Civil War: Art, Politics, and Violence

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-44


James E. Maraniss (Section 01)


Seventy years ago, the Spanish Second Republic was engaged in a civil conflict that had become a holy war to the European left and right. This course will examine the effects of the war and its passions upon the lives and works of several exemplary writers and artists in England (Orwell, Auden, Romilly, Cornford), France (Malraux, Bernanos, Simon), Spain (Machado, Hernández, Lorca, Picasso), the United States (Hemingway, Dos Passos), and South America (Neruda, Vallejo). Students are encouraged to read texts in the original languages whenever possible. Conducted in Spanish. This course will be taught as a Senior Seminar. Requisite: Spanish 7 or equivalent. Underclass students will be admitted with consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Maraniss.