During the last decade of the 20th century spectators inside and beyond the borders of Spain saw new ways to experiment with film and to represent the memories and survival strategies of fascism. After a century of constrained and wildly repressed and resisted ways to figure sex, gender, love, and the family, filmmakers like Almodóvar… Continue reading Unit 12. Re-membering Fascism. Survival, Horror, Fantasy, Nationalism.
This week we dwelled in melodrama as the frame through which artists deploy high style and feeling to tell a story, especially in film. On Tuesday we discussed Oliete-Aldea’s introductory essay on questions of transnationalism and genre, and we focused on the negotiation of melodrama, tragedy, and poetry to prepare for our discussion of the… Continue reading Unit 11. Transnational Melodrama and the Reinvention of Spain. Place, Love, Kinship, and Religiosity