Barcelona, Spain

Contemporary Spain through the Eye of the Movie Camera (in Spanish)

online course
when 22 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language Spanish
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course will be taught virtually in 2020.

The course offers a general approach to Spanish contemporary culture and history through its cinematographic self-representation in some exemplary films of the national production from the post-war period until now.
The selection of movies and directors analysed in the classes intends to be representative of recent Spanish history over various periods and cover the main social, political, economical and cultural aspects of country’s reality. In the same way, this selection tries to attend to the variety of the Spanish cinema over that period, integrating both auteur and commercial or genre films, B movies, experimental and documentary. This allows to achieve our main goal: offering a more inclusive, extensive and complex vision of the cultural and national diversity.
Our methodological approach is based on the multidisciplinary perspective (that includes disciplines as history, literature, communication, philosophy and art) of the comparative and intermedia studies that focus on visual culture. This kind of approach permits a deeper and comprehensive understanding of contemporary world and has become indispensable in the field of Humanities and Communication studies.

Course leader

Rosa Gutiérrez and Ludovico Longhi
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

Students who have a deep interest in cinema and would like to know more about Spanish Contemporary history.
A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

The main learning goal in this course is to analyse, review and criticize the role that these cinematographic representations have had in the construction of identity, and to contrast it with the personal experience of foreign students.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee.