Spain and Catalonia face to face. History, Literature and the Arts within two European national traditions (1893-1975)
During the long period considered, the relationship between Spain and Catalonia has passed from aversion and misunderstanding to acceptance and understanding, hardly to sympathy. Emphasis on giving students a "longue durée" viewpoint on Spanish-Catalan relations in a European and Mediterranean framework. Political concerns, especially in the Romantic period, are largely mediated by literature, the arts and other cultural venues. Will emphasize cross-cultural references while considering the following topics: 1. Maragall and the Iberianist tradition, 2. Modernisms in and out the Iberian peninsula, 3. Avant-Garde movements in Spain and Catalonia, 4. Meditating in a desert: Catalan culture under Franco. Taught in Spanish. Readings in English and Spanish.