Topics Twentieth Century and Contemporary Culture

The New Spain: 1977-Present

Deals with the vast changes in Spanish social, political and cultural life that have taken place since the death of Franco (1975). Topics include the transition to democracy, new freedom…

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American Authors

Christopher Columbus’s initial description of the Americas featured rivers of gold and man-eating monsters. From the moment colonists and conquistadors first encountered its endless frontiers, abundant nature, and alien cultures,…

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Modern Poetry

After a period of great disruption –war, pandemic, plague, fire, loss– or after a state of exception, “someone” (as the poet Wislawa Szymborsks says)  “has to clean up the mess.” …

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