Recovery of Historical Memory (MLS3047)

15 credits

This module deals with a phenomenon that has developed in Spain recently around the theme of the recovery of historical memory. It will analyse literary texts within a historical context and will study in detail the period from the end of the Spanish Civil War to the advent of democracy and the consequences of the democratic transition. Key to the module will be the literary expression and recreation of personal memories of the Civil War and its aftermath from a variety of ideological perspectives and the processes both of myth-making and of the deconstruction of mythology there entailed.