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Spring 2021
Nov 30, 2021
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SPAN 1300 - Almodovar's Films
*Almodóvar’s Films: Desire, Transgression, History* In this course we will analyze selected films by internationally acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (/La ley del deseo/, /Todo sobre mi madre/, /Volver/, etc.). After Francoism’s end, Spain refashioned itself to produce new subjectivities and meanings of Spanishness. Our analysis of these transformations will involve the interconnections of desire, transgression, and history. By examining filmic constructions of popular culture (music, melodrama, hispanidad), authorship (directors, the creative process, the film industry), gender performativity, and (post)national/global identities, we will understand how Almodóvar’s films demand, portray, and shape social change. Readings include history, criticism, and critical theory. This course is equivalent to a low 0300 course (SPAN 0220 or placement).
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Screening

Languages Division
Spanish (& Portuguese UG) Department

Course Attributes:

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Special Student
      31-36+ Credits
      20-25.99 Credits
      26-30.99 Credits

Undergraduate level SPAN 0220 Minimum Grade of D

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