Spring 2020

Spring 2020
Surrealism: Sex, Dreams, and Revolution
Subject associations
FRE 358 / 358 / 358
This course sets out to explore the basic ideas, works, and principles of Surrealism as it was developed in France from its inception in the early 1920s into the late 1950s. A very wide array of material will cover diverse literary genres (manifestoes, novels, poems, essays) and media (film, photography, visual art, art exhibition, magazines) to show how the Surrealists wanted to revolutionize both art and life in its political and ethical dimensions. The course is highly interactive, built on a series of students' group activities and projects, both creative and critical, with the use of various media.
Spring 2020
The Prado Museum: Ways of Reading
Subject associations
SPA 415 / 459
The Prado Museum is a central institution, not only for the Spanish art and culture, but the nation-building processes and cultural narratives operating in Spanish Modernity. Using different sources (paintings, literature, documentary films, audiovisual resources, essays), this course will offer a multi-perspective to one of the most important art institutions worldwide. Topics such as class wars, nature, gender, colonialism, historical memory and democracy in relation to art, exhibitions and audiences will offer an overview of Spanish cultural history from 1819 to the present day.