2020-2021 Catalog 
    
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SPAN 300 10 - Spanish Crime Fiction: Fatal Women, Murderers and Other Outcasts in Contemporary Spanish Literature


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Spanish Crime Fiction: Fatal Women, Murderers and Other Outcasts in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cinema. The primary focus of this course is to introduce students to the origins, developments, distinguishing elements, and ideological uses of Spanish noir and detective fiction. The course includes a selection of primary works in literature and cinema from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, as well as critical articles that analyze these genres from different perspectives (History, Sociology, Psychology, Gender). The authors included are Manuel V. Montalban, Rosa Montero, Emilia P. Bazan, Patricial Ferreira and Enrique Urbizu, among others. The main objecives of this interdisciplinary course are two. First, to give students a better understanding of the use of this broad genre as a cultural space to discuss, denounce, and advance social and political issues at a national and global level. Second, to provide them with the basic tools to analyze the selected works criticallt and logically. Particular attention will be given to gender role representation, aesthetics and leitmotifs. The course will include theoretical exposition, collective discussion of primary works and secondary readings, weekly written exchanges on Blackboard, oral presentations and a final group project. Prerequisite: Any three of SPAN 226, 250, 310, or 350 or permission of instructor. Group III Humanities.