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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


SPAN 77.04 The Present that Was: Newspapers and the Modern Public Sphere in Spain

In the Iberian Peninsula, there is a long and complex literary tradition of newspaper writers. Many of these authors originally published their most successful and influential pieces in periodicals, journals, and magazines. This course has two main objectives. On one hand, we will try to understand the specificities of a medium (the press) that, due its inherent immediacy and futility, has also produced a series of sub-genres and styles. On the other hand, we will sketch out a map of those cultural and political problems that very influential intellectuals and columnists have recurrently been dealing with for two centuries. This conceptual map will also help us understand how the public sphere has evolved in modern Spain. Azorín, Estébanez Calderón, Foxá, González Ruano, Larra, Mesonero Romanos, Ortega y Gasset, Ortega y Gasset, Savater, Pla, Unamuno, Umbral.

Instructor

Gómez

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

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Offered

16F: 2