Franco's Spain: Narratives Under Dictatorship (MLS2053)

15 credits

From the end of the Civil War in 1939 until Franco's death in 1975 Spain was in the grip of dictatorship. This module will explore selected works by Spanish authors who subtly represented and exposed the political, social and economic realities of the post-war period and beyond. We will look at how these symbolic narratives convey indirect expression of opposition during the early years of the regime when censorship was strictly imposed. We will also consider representations of the male and female psyche as reflections of a disturbed and damaged nation in which social relationships have been disrupted by violence and war.