SPAN 6680 Spectacle and Popular Culture in Spain Since 1939

This course examines the significance of diverse forms of spectacle and popular culture, principally theatre and film but discussion of phenomena such as the novela rosa, comic books, or the bolero may also be included, within the changing context of Spain since the Civil War. The role of these media in the formation of a national subject is foregrounded, as are related theoretical issues such as high culture/low culture and modernism/postmodernism.