Documentary, film, and personal account



Descargar 67,73 Kb.
Fecha de conversión05.08.2017
Tamaño67,73 Kb.
SPAN401/501: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR THROUGH

DOCUMENTARY, FILM, AND PERSONAL ACCOUNT

TR 11:00AM-12:15 PM, FANER 2008

SPRING 2016
Professor: Dr. Jennifer Smith Section: 001

E-mail: smithjen@siu.edu Office: FANER 2028

Office Hours: TR 9-11AM & 1-2PM Office ph#: 453-5424
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

This course aims to introduce students to important historical events and the political, philosophical, and ethical debates raised by the Spanish Civil War through documentary, film, and personal account. Some of the issues raised in this course include the problem of social inequality, the attraction and viability of a wide-range of political ideologies including Anarcho-Syndicalism, Communism and Fascism, the Catholic Church’s involvement in the war, the definition and prosecution of war crimes and human rights violations, the contrast of women’s roles on the two sides, the consequences of the war on civilians and children, and the effects of living under an authoritarian regime. We will look at how those involved in the war, especially those who fought on the losing side, dealt with political disillusionment, persecution, incarceration, starvation, loss of loved ones, and exile. We will also explore in detail the current debate in Spain regarding the question of Historical Memory along with efforts to excavate unmarked mass graves and identify the bodies of victims of Franco’s dictatorship. By the end of the semester, students should have a strong grasp of key cultural and political conflicts that characterize the Spanish Civil War as well as a familiarity with literary texts and films that explore important issues still relevant to us today.


DISCLAIMER: Some of the films in this course contain nudity and graphic violence. If you are

uncomfortable with such content, you may want to consider taking a different course.


REQUIRED TEXTS

Orwell, George. Homage to Catalonia (1938)

Sender Barayón, Ramón. A Death in Zamora (2003)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (SPAN501 only)
FILMS (on D2L) DOCUMENTARIES (on D2L)

El espíritu de la colmena (1973) The Spanish Civil War (1984)

Los santos inocentes (1984) Exilio (2002)

Land and Freedom (1995)

El espinazo del diablo (2001)

Laberinto del fauno (2006)

Los girasoles ciegos (2008)
OTHER READINGS (on D2L)

Chomsky, Noam. “Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship.”

Davies, Ann. “The Beautiful and the Monstrous Masculine: The Male Body and Horror in El espinazo

del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001).”

Graham, Helen. “The Spanish Civil War, 1936–2003: The Return of Republican Memory.”

Egea, Juan. F. “El monstruo metafórico en El espíritu de la colmena.”

Ibarra, Enrique Ajuria. “Permanent Hauntings: Spectral Fantasies and National Trauma in Guillermo

del Toro’s El espinazo del Diablo (The Devil’s Backbone).

Labanyi, Jo. “History and Hauntology: or, What Does One Do with the Ghosts of the Past? Reflections

on Spanish Film and Fiction of the Post-Franco Period.”

Lázaro-Reboll. “The Transnational Reception of El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001).

Martín-Márquez, Susan. “La óptica del optimismo en Los santos inocentes de Mario Camus.”

Paun de García, Susan. “Los santos inocentes: Novel to Film: A Sharper Image of Evil.”

Raguer Suñer, Hilari. “The Spanish Church and the Civil War.”

Ros, Xon de. “Innocence Lost: Sound and Silence in El espíritu de la colmena.”

Saborit, José. “La pintura en la Mirada. Notas sobre la presencia de la pintura en El espíritu de la

colmena.”

Sánchez, Francisco J. “A Post-National Spanish Imaginary: A Case-Study: Pan’s Labyrinth.”

Smith, Paul Julian. “El laberinto del fauno/Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006): Spanish

Horror.”


EVALUATION

SPAN401

SPAN501

GRADES

History Exam 30%

10 Writing Assignments 70%



History Exam 20%

10 Writing Assignments 50%

Abstract and Bibliography 5%

Final Paper 25%



90-100% = A

80-89% = B

70-79% = C

60-69% = D

59% & below = F



HISTORY EXAM

There will be one exam based on the historical information conveyed in the first two documentaries. A study guide will be provided beforehand. The day of the exam is given in the syllabus below.


SHORT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS (REDACCIONES)

There will be twelve, one-page writing assignments (400-450 words) based on the readings and viewings. These papers MUST NOT EXCEED 450 WORDS. The professor will assign the topics beforehand. If you are unhappy with your grade, you will have a week to revise and resubmit. The final grade will be an average of the first and second versions. All papers must be typed and double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. Due dates for these papers are indicated in the syllabus. NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION AND A VALID EXCUSE. Papers will be graded according to the following criteria.


EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS




Content

30-27

26-22


21-17
16-13

EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD – Substantive, thorough development that is relevant to assigned topic. Ideas and/or opinions are clearly presented. Great usage of examples and details. At least 400 words.

GOOD TO AVERAGE – Adequate development that is mostly relevant to topic, but sometimes lacks details and/or examples. Occasionally a passage is unclear. At least 400 words.

FAIR TO POOR – Inadequate development of topic. Insufficient usage of examples

And details. Difficult to understand. Less than 400 words.

VERY POOR – Undeveloped and/or not pertinent to topic, or not enough to evaluate.

Insufficient usage of examples and details. Difficult to understand. Less than 400 words.






Organization

20-18
17-14
13-10
9-7

EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD – Clear thesis and topic sentences. Ideas clearly stated and supported. Logical sequencing. Cohesive.

GOOD TO AVERAGE – Clear thesis and topic sentences. Somewhat choppy. Sometimes loosely organized, but main ideas still stand out. Mostly logical sequencing.

FAIR TO POOR – Poorly developed thesis and/or topic sentences. Ideas confused and

disconnected. Lacks logical sequencing and development.

VERY POOR – No organization or not enough to evaluate.





Vocabulary

20-18
17-14

13-10


9-7

EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD – Broad, accurate, and effective word/idiom choice and usage. Correct word forms. Appropriate register.

GOOD TO AVERAGE – Adequate range and use of words/idioms. Occasional errors of word/idiom form or choice but meaning not obscured. Word choice may lack variety. Sometimes register is inappropriate.

FAIR TO POOR – Limited range and use of words/idioms. Frequent errors of word/idiom form, choice and usage. Meaning confused or obscured. Some literal translations and invented words. Inappropriate register.

VERY POOR – Incorrect use of words/idioms and word form; abundance of invented words and literal translations. Not enough to evaluate.






Grammar

25-22
21-18

17-11


10-5

EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD – Most grammar is used appropriately. Very few or no errors.

GOOD TO AVERAGE – Much of the grammar is used appropriately. Occasional errors.

FAIR TO POOR – Some of the grammar is used appropriately and/or frequent errors.

VERY POOR – Abundance of grammar errors.






Mechanics (Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization)

5

4

3



2

EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD – Very few or no errors.

GOOD TO AVERAGE – Occasional errors.

FAIR TO POOR – Frequent errors.

VERY POOR – Abundance of errors.




ABSTRACT AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (FOR SPAN501 STUDENTS ONLY)

Students enrolled in SPAN501 will turn in an abstract and bibliography the eleventh week of class. The abstract is a paragraph describing what question you are going to explore in your paper. Although it is general, it should go beyond the selection of a general topic. If you have any questions regarding the abstract, please consult with the professor. The bibliography should consist of 10 article citations NOT PROVIDED BY THE PROFESSOR. These articles must be PEER-REVIEWED and taken from the MLA International Bibliography. THE ARTICLE CITATIONS MUST BE WRITTEN IN MLA FORMAT.


NOTE: If you are not familiar with MLA format, I can work with you individually. But, it is your responsibility to approach me and let me know.
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ABSTRACT AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

25 points

Abstract presents a clearly articulated and original thesis.

25 points

Thesis is situated within existing scholarship.

25 points

Student has located relevant scholarship through library databases, distinguishing at all times between dependable academic sources such as articles in peer-reviewed journals, and unreliable sources such non-peer-reviewed websites.

25 points

Student cites all sources in correct MLA format.


FINAL PAPER (FOR SPAN501 STUDENTS ONLY)

SPAN501 students will choose an original topic in relation to the Spanish Civil War. For instructions on how to write a research paper, consult the MLA handbook, or the following website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/01/


NOTE: You should start your research paper NOW, by looking for articles and reading up on your topic. A research paper involves “research” and the creation of an original thesis, something you cannot do unless you have done your homework first.
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR FINAL PAPER

15 points

Essay/Research Paper demonstrates a clearly articulated and original thesis.

15 points

Student demonstrates the ability to support said thesis with concrete evidence from the novel.

10 points

Student situates his/her thesis within existing scholarship and cites relevant secondary sources.

10 points

Student has located relevant scholarship through library databases, distinguishing at all times between dependable academic sources such as articles in peer-reviewed journals, and unreliable sources such non-peer-reviewed websites.

10 points

Student cites all sources in correct MLA format.

15 points

Student demonstrates the ability to analyze language, history, culture, and/or literature.

25 points

Student writes clearly and coherently in the target language.


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

All assignments you do for this course MUST BE ENTIRELY YOUR OWN WORK. All forms of plagiarism are forbidden, this includes presenting ideas and statements of another person as own. Furthermore, you cannot have another student, a tutor, or friend correct the work you are to turn in for this course. CHEATING, PLAGIARISM, AND OTHER EXMAPLES OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT WILL BE REPORTED TO THE OFFICE OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.


Calendario

Week 1


Tuesday, 1/19

Introduction to course
Analyzing Documentary
The Spanish Civil War


Thursday, 1/21

The Spanish Civil War


Week 2


Tuesday, 1/26

The Spanish Civil War


Thursday, 1/28


The Spanish Civil War

Week 3


Tuesday, 2/2


The Spanish Civil War


Thursday, 2/4

The Spanish Civil War


Week 4


Tuesday, 2/9

The Spanish Civil War


Thursday, 2/11

The Spanish Civil War


Week 5


Tuesday, 2/16

EXAMEN DE HISTORIA


Thursday, 2/18

Redacción 1 – The Spanish Civil War
Exilio


Week 6


Tuesday, 2/23

Exilio


Thursday, 2/25

Redacción 2 – Exilio
Homage to Catalonia


Week 7


Tuesday, 3/1

Homage to Catalonia


Thursday, 3/3

Homage to Catalonia


Week 8


Tuesday, 3/8

Homage to Catalonia


Thursday, 3/10

Homage to Catalonia
Chomsky, Noam. “Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship”


Week 9


Tuesday, 3/15

VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA


Thursday, 3/17

VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA


Week 10



Tuesday, 3/22

Entregar Abstracto y Bibliografía (SPAN501)
Redacción 3 - Homage to Catalonia
Tierra y libertad / Land and Freedom


Thursday, 3/24

Sender Barayón, Ramón. A Death in Zamora


Week 11


Tuesday, 3/29

Redacción 4 – Tierra y libertad
Sender Barayón, Ramón. A Death in Zamora


Thursday, 3/31

Sender Barayón, Ramón. A Death in Zamora
Graham, Helen. “The Spanish Civil War, 1936–2003: The Return of Republican Memory.”


Week 12


Tuesday, 4/5

Redacción 5 – A Death in Zamora
Analyzing cinema
Spanish cinema


Thursday, 4/7

El espíritu de la colmena


Week 13


Tuesday, 4/12

El espíritu de la colmena
Labanyi, Jo. “History and Hauntology: or, What Does One Do with the Ghosts of the Past? Reflections on Spanish Film and Fiction of the Post-Franco Period.”
Egea, Juan. F. “El monstruo metafórico en El espíritu de la colmena.”


Thursday, 4/14

Redacción 6 – El espíritu de la colmena
Los girasoles ciegos
Raguer Suñer, Hilari. “The Spanish Church and the Civil War.”


Week 14


Tuesday, 4/19

Los santos inocentes


Thursday, 4/21

Redacción 7 – Los girasoles ciegos
Los santos inocentes
Martín-Márquez, Susan. “La óptica del optimismo en Los santos inocentes de Mario Camus.”
Paun de García, Susan. “Los santos inocentes: Novel to Film: A Sharper Image of Evil.”


Week 15


Tuesday, 4/26

Redacción 8 – Los santos inocentes
El espinazo del diablo


Thursday, 4/28

El espinazo del diablo
Davies, Ann. “The Beautiful and the Monstrous Masculine: The Male Body and Horror in El espinazo del Diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001).
Ibarra, Enrique Ajuria. “Permanent Hauntings: Spectral Fantasies and National Trauma in Guillermo del Toro’s El espinazo del Diablo (The Devil’s Backbone).
Lázaro-Reboll. “The Transnational Reception of El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001).



Week 16


Tuesday, 5/3

Redacción 9 – El espinazo del diablo
Laberinto del fauno


Thursday, 5/5

Laberinto del fauno
Sánchez, Francisco J. “A Post-National Spanish Imaginary: A Case-Study: Pan’s Labyrinth.”
Smith, Paul Julian. “El laberinto del fauno/Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006): Spanish Horror.”



ENTREGAR REDACCIÓN 10, Y EL TRABAJO FINAL (LOS DE SPAN501) ANTES DE LAS 4:30 DE LA TARDE, EL 12 DE MAYO (JUEVES)









La base de datos está protegida por derechos de autor ©absta.info 2019
enviar mensaje

    Página principal