Prerequisites: Spanish 25
This course focuses on the literary and cultural history of Spain from the early 18th-century to contemporary times. We will review major aesthetic movements (neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, the avant garde, social realism and postmodernism) and their relationship to Spain’s social, political and economic history. By the end of the course students should have a strong sense of the way literature and the arts have engaged Spain’s history during the last three centuries. Two 5-page papers, Midterm, take-home final.