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    May 27, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

SPAN 5610 - The Generation of 1898



Goals: To understand the impact of Spain’s defeat by the United States in 1898, and how that defeat caused a generation of Spanish authors to re-examine traditional values and beliefs and initiate a renewal and change in Spanish letters and philosophy.

Content: A selection of texts including novels, short stories, essays, drama, and poetry by authors such as Azorin, Unamuno, Valle-Inclan, Machado, Baroja, and Ortega y Gassett. Excerpts from scholarly works on political and literary history. This intellectually vibrant literary movement led to innovation and enrichment, to a reassessment of Spain’s past and present, and it molded Spain into the country that it is today.

Taught: Periodically.

Recommended prerequisite: SPAN 3900 or 3910, or equivalent.

All coursework done in Spanish.

Credits: 4