The New Spain: 1977-Present

A row of posters advertising a film festival focused on the works of Pedro Almodovar, pictured in profile.

Pedro Almodóvar's films reflect the evolving social and cultural environment of Spain in the post-Franco era. (Photo by jacicita on Flickr.)


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Spring 2010



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In this class we will come to understand the vast changes in Spanish life that have taken place since Franco's death in 1975. We will focus on the new freedom from censorship, the re-emergence of movements for regional autonomy, the new cinema, reforms in education and changes in daily life: sex roles, work, and family that have occurred in the last decade. In so doing, we will examine myths that are often considered commonplaces when describing Spain and its people.

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Margery Resnick. 21F.740 The New Spain: 1977-Present, Spring 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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