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Dictatorship and Democracy in Contemporary Spanish Fiction (6 points)


Leader: Dr Stewart King

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit studies different literary forms (fiction, poetry and drama) written in Spain since the end of the Civil War to the present day. This course concentrates on the social and artistic conditions of Spain under the Francoist dictatorship and the return to democracy during the 1980s and 1990s. What were the conditions under which Spanish authors wrote during the dictatorship? How did they show their dissatisfaction with the regime? What are the trends in post-Franco literature? The unit will be taught in Spanish.

Assessment: Two short essays (750 words each) 33% + Essay (2000 words) 45% + One ten to fifteen minute class presentation (equivalent to 1000 words): 22%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (1hour lecture and 2 hour seminar)per week

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