Fiction in Post-War Spain: Voices of Conformity and Subversion (MLS2160)

15 credits

This module will explore selected literary works by Spanish authors during the post-Civil War period and beyond. You will look at the extent to which these symbolic narratives convey indirect expression of opposition during the early years of the Franco regime when censorship was strictly imposed. You will consider representations of the psyche as reflections of a disturbed and damaged nation in which social relationships have been disrupted by violence and war. You will also assess the scholarly emphasis on political readings, and consider the value of re-contextualisation.