Spring 2010

Postwar Spain and the Novel

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-89


Sara J. Brenneis (Section 01)


Postwar 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. In this course, we will study the historical and cultural background of dictatorship and democratic Spain (1940-present), reading novels and short fiction that reflect the diversity of modern Spanish literature and its authors. In addition, students will read historical accounts and critical/theoretical materials in order to gain a more complete understanding of how scholars approach the era and its reflection in literature, and view films that attempt to grapple with questions of history and narration in postwar Spain. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite:  Spanish 11, 12 or consent of the instructor.  Spring semester.  Professor Brenneis.


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2013