The Spanish Civil War is without a doubt the most dramatic and transcendental episode in the history of Spain during the twentieth century. And as a prelude to World War II, it also had deep international repercussions. Likewise, from the beginning this armed conflict left an impact in the artistic community, as we can see reflected in such works as Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, films, countless stories, poems, novels and the commitment of writers and poets who were either fighting at the front lines or taking sides.
In this course we’ll learn that the Spanish Civil War did not end with the defeat of the Republican army in 1939, but that the fight continued practically until the death of Franco (1975). Many Republicans continued to fight in the mountains, woods, and even in the big cities. The anti-fascist fight also continued in France where the Republican soldiers joined the French resistance against the Nazis, while the Republican government remained in exile until the arrival of democracy. On the other hand, after the war ended, concentration camps and mass graves for the over 50.000 executed people imprisoned by Francoist Repression spread all over Spain. In this course, we will the study the Spanish Civil War and its consequences through the best short stories, texts, movies and documentaries. We will focus on the end of the war, the repression, the republican exile, and the sequels of the war throughout Spain and Hispanic America.
|Format||Small Group (up to 6 students)|
|Instructor||Juan Trouillhet, Ph. D.|
|Length||6 weeks (starting 01/17/23)|
|Schedule||Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 8pm|
|Level||Spanish for Lower Intermediates (Spanish 6) & Up|
|Materials||Online Teaching Materials (free)|
|Place||Easy Español Virtual Campus|
|Pre-requisite||You must be at least a Higher Beginner to better enjoy this course.|