Fall 2014

Hispanic Genre Films

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-248  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-352  |  Spanish, as SPAN-238


David Rodriguez-Solas (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 238, EUST 248, and FAMS 352.) This course will be an introduction to genre films from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and Spain. We will study Hispanic interpretations of filmic genres such as melodrama, thriller, comedy, horror and musical. How did these genres develop? How stable are genre conventions? Is it possible to study national cinemas in the time of transnational films? This course will include critical readings and mandatory weekly screenings of films by Luis Buñuel, Juan José Campanella, Pedro Almodóvar, and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 199, 211 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Priority given to Spanish majors. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Rodriguez-Solas.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Spanish majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014