SPAN 069. Cartografías urbanas

The city as a cultural artifact offers writers myriad narrative possibilities; mere location, cultural symbolism or the link for values and concepts that determine the human being's place in its own society and historical moment. We will explore cultural representations of the city as an icon of industrialization in the nineteenth century and the declining of the modern city and its narratives in post-industrial and post-colonial times. Cultural cartographies of the city will help us to better understand new urban configurations and subjectivities. The discussion will focus on Madrid, Barcelona and other Spanish cities of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. We will see urban representations in novels by Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Baroja, Laforet, Cela, Rodoreda, Roig, Mendoza and representative films.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
1 credit.
Fall 2024. Guardiola.
Catalog chapter: Spanish   
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