Global Village Living-Learning Center | Dictatorship to Democracy: Spain and Portugal in the 20th Century
G210 | 27425 | Montgomery


(3 cr.) (A&H) (2nd 8-weeks, MTWR, 2:30-3:45)  Taught in English,
this course will explore the consequences of political, cultural,
and socio-economic isolation of Spain and Portugal from the 1930s to
their entry into the European Community in 1986. Topics to be
discussed include the rise and consolidation of the authoritarian
regimes of Salazar (1928-1974) and Franco (1936-1975), the impact of
the dictatorships on cultural production, and the emphasis on an
agrarian as opposed to industrial state under the regimes.  The
course will draw on multiple disciplines, including political
science, economics, history, journalism, cultural studies, and film,
to examine the representation of the Iberian Peninsula’s isolation
through 20th-century literary manifestations, especially poetry, the
short story, and the novel.  Special emphasis will be given to the
Spanish and Portuguese dictatorial regimes confronting the spread of
post-war democracy, opposition and democratization of the 1970s, as
well as formal European integration in the mid-1980s. NOTE: This
course is being offered jointly with HISP-P290 and HISP-S290.