Spring 2012


Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-355

Formerly listed as: SPAN-55


Sara J. Brenneis (Section 01)


Considered the heart of Spain by some and an authoritative figurehead by others, Madrid is unquestionably a space of cultural and political conflict while serving as a visible intermediary between the Iberian Peninsula and the world. Incorporating an interdisciplinary study of film, popular music, fiction, art, political movements, history and topography of the city, this course will seek to explore the place of Madrid in the Spanish and global popular imagination. Particular emphasis will be placed on the city's role in the  Spanish Civil War, the urban culture of the Franco dictatorship, the movida madrileña of the 1980s, and the present-day role of Madrid in global politics, particularly as pertains to the 2004 terrorist attacks and their political and cultural aftermath. Conducted in Spanish.

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


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2012