Volver: Screening the Past in Spanish Cinema (MLS3055)

15 credits

This module analyses the means by which Spanish directors, or directors working in Spain, have negotiated the past in their films, and the meanings of these endeavours. We will analyse key examples, paying particular attention to genre, film form, historical contexts and cultural theory. We will consider key genres and trends in Spanish historical film: negotiating the trauma of Civil War; heritage cinema and post-colonialism.

This module is suitable for Hispanic Studies students at level 3, particularly those who are following a Hispanic Film pathway. Hispanic Studies students who have not previously studied cinema should have studied at least one Spanish culture module at level 2.

This module is also suitable for students on Film Studies/ Visual Culture programmes, particularly those following a pathway on European cinema. Film Studies / Visual Culture students who have not previously studied Spanish culture should have studied at least one cinema module at level 2.