21L.640 The New Spain: 1977-Present


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Deals with the vast changes in Spanish social, political and cultural life that have taken place since the death of Franco. Topics include new freedom from censorship, the re-emergence of strong movements for regional autonomy (the Basque region and Catalonia), the new cinema including Almodovar and Saura, educational reforms instituted by the socialist government, and the fiction of Carme Riera and Terenci Moix. Special emphasis on the emergence of mass media as a vehicle for expression in Spain. Considers the changes wrought by Spain's acceptance into the European Community. Materials include magazines, newspapers, films, fiction, and Amando de Miguel's Los Españoles. Taught in Spanish.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.640 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by M. Resnick.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Tuesdays in 14E-310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21L.640 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Literature at MIT site or on the 21L.640 Stellar site.

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