1-3 March. Iconographies of Faith. Realism and Neorealism

This week we discussed the concept of Italian Neorealism in film, and how various correspondences of Realism, that key legacy of the 19th century in Spanish cultural history, and Neorealism (which Pavlovic names “Neorealisms” in plural) play in 20th-century Spanish film and history. Italian Neorealism influenced the filmic and cultural production of many nations /… Continue reading 1-3 March. Iconographies of Faith. Realism and Neorealism

22-24 Febr. Borders of Belief: National, Transnational

This week we sought to understand the corresponding ways in which nostalgia, autarky, and historical memory were deployed during the first decade of Francos’ fascist regime, and how these were represented by virtue of a national-transnational experiment on cinematic pastiche. The 50s showed an increasing interest on various dimensions of national / transnational referentiality (cultural,… Continue reading 22-24 Febr. Borders of Belief: National, Transnational

8-10 Febr. Violence Sights. Surrealism, Sound, and the Second Republic

This week we have discussed how the advent of sound and the emergence of Surrealism played a critical role in the development of the Second Republic, and viceversa.  We considered how audiovisual representation of violence is intrinsically related to much of the history of filmmaking in Spain during the 20th century.  Write a paragraph in… Continue reading 8-10 Febr. Violence Sights. Surrealism, Sound, and the Second Republic