The Spanish Incubator

Live and study in Madrid this IAP

From its role as the crucible of the international avant-garde, to its genesis of political art and writing, to its Civil War that ignited the artistic passion of authors around the world, to the exuberant liberation after 40 years of dictatorship, Spain deeply influenced our understanding of contemporary culture.  In readings that include Hemingway in Spain, Lorca in New York, Orwell in Barcelona, Neruda in Madrid, the Americans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and the films of Saura and Almodóvar, students will come to recognize the global reach of Spanish art.  Films, readings, field trips to museums and cultural events will enable students to understand the full context in which today’s vibrant Spanish democracy emerged.

Taught in English: No language requirement