SPAN 4580

SPAN 4580

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course takes the genre of melodrama as a point of departure for exploring its influence on modern and contemporary Spanish cinema. How have classical forms of melodrama, from Greek tragedy to French revolutionary theater to Hollywood, been incorporated into but also contested and revised within Spanish cinematic production?  What tropes have been carried over from other cultural contexts?  Which ones have been "lost in translation" and why? What are the unique aesthetic qualities of Spanish melodrama? How do melodramatic forms relate to subversion, critique and queerness?  These are some of the questions we'll take up in our weekly discussions. Film screenings scheduled outside of class meetings.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2180 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17546SPAN 4580  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Keller, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2180 or permission of instructor.