Spanish Myths and Global Icons
Explores cultural representations of universal Spanish motifs in literature and the arts. Examines cultural myths associated with Spain and global icons which have defined modernity, from Picasso, Dalí and García Lorca to Buñuel and Almodóvar.
In 2020 the course examines the myth of the “two Spains” and the icon of the Mater Dolorosa or Mother of Compassion in Spain’s twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Course Objectives/Learning outcomes
To identify relevant topics of Spanish culture, history and society and contrast their representations in different media and historical periods. To apply intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to topics related to Spanish culture.
Not taught in 2023
Icon of the Mater Dolorosa
Dolores Ibárruri ("La Pasionaria"): selected speeches.
Miguel Hernández: selected poetry.
Ángela Figuera: selected poetry.
Myth of the “Two Spains”
Ramón J. Sender: Réquiem por un campesino español (1953).
Antonio Buero Vallejo: El sueño de la razón (1970).
Alberto Méndez: Los girasoles ciegos (2004).
SPANISH 206: 15 points
15 points from SPANISH 105, 108, 200, 201, 277, 278, 319, 321, 377, 378