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SPAN 9962 Machos ibericos: (De)constructing Masculinity in Contemporary Spain (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course critically examines representations of masculinity in Spanish literature, television and film from the 19th-21st centuries. Drawing upon sociological, psychoanalytical, and feminist theory, students will focus on the evolution of distinct masculine types that have permeated the Spanish imagination ranging from Zorilla’s alpha male don Juan to Almodovar’s gender fluid transexuals. Throughout the semester, the class will question the construction and legitimation of certain masculine models as a function of age, social class, race, and national identity.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Wan Tang

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17