SPA 407: Gender and Memory in Television and the Novel
What can prime-time television teach us about gender? What can soap operas teach us about historical memory? What can novels teach us about Fascism and Democracy? We’ll consider these questions and more as we examine representations of women in Spanish television and print media from the Second Republic through today. We’ll also explore gender construction at different moments in recent history, including differences between the “ideal woman” of the early 20th century and the early 21st century. Discussion of the supporting roles of male characters will also inform our analyses. Course conducted in Spanish. Counts for Major in GSS and Hispanic Studies.