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SPAN 31105 - Spanish Existentialist Writers/Filmmaker

Course Credit: 1
SPANISH EXISTENTIALIST WRITERS & FILMMAKERS This course focuses on several Spanish essayists, novelists, and filmmakers whose work intersects with the existentialist tradition in modern western philosophy. We will read a selection of landmark works by major authors and view innovative films by renowned directors with the goal of gaining perspective on the events and issues that have played a defining role in modern and contemporary Spain. The authors and directors selected for this course have contributed to and absorbed various strains in modern existentialist thought. Therefore, existentialism will provide a conceptual framework through which to explore, discuss, and compare the texts selected for the course. Authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Carmen Martín Gaite, Soledad Puértolas, and Javier Marías. Directors include: Carlos Saura, Julio Medem, and Laura Mañá. This course is writing intensive, and students will produce several short analytical papers before completing a final research project. Prerequisite(s): SPAN-20200, and either SPAN-22300 or SPAN-22400; or permission of instructor [AH, C]