This course will look into different dictatorships in Spanish-speaking countries and will reflect on the cultural, social, and historical consequences they had in society. The student will look into human rights and social justice in the Hispanic world from the 1940s up to the present, highlighting the historical Memory. The course will give the student the opportunity to explore the richness of social compromise within the Hispanic societies of the XX and XXI centuries, through literature, music, cinema, and the plastic arts.
Students must have successfully completed the two first year core Spanish modules:
Two hours a week.
The medium of instruction is Spanish. There will be a weekly lecture to introduce the context and key facts related to a particular aspect of the theme. This will be followed by of 1 hour seminar devoted to the analysis of selected extracts of written and audio-visual materials in Spanish through a number of activities. Oral/aural and written exercises will help students develop an understanding of the Spanish language used in a variety of Spanish speaking countries.
Bibliographical references will be supplied during the course. Consultation of Spanish daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues.
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Historical memory in the Spanish-speaking world
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