From National Angst to Incipient Modernity: Spanish Literature After Empire
This course focuses on the most predominant and influential Spanish writers from 1836 to 1936, exploring the emergence of a new political and social conscience in Spain and its transition from global empire to a nation that questions the ideas behind its world decline and eventual Civil War. The writers chosen portray a nation trying to find a new political order after the failure of various forms of government. Readings include the nonfiction and narrative of Larra, Espronceda, Galdós, and subsequently analyzing the innovative thinking and actions of Generation of 1898 philosopher Unamuno and the poets Machado and García Lorca. Taught in Spanish.