Narratives of Violence in Spain
The new millennium in Spain has seen an increased interest in and awareness of all forms of violence that can occur in a society. Media fascination is clear from television and newspaper reports; the government has passed new laws criminalising certain violent acts; the general public is much more aware of how and why violence affects them and what they can do about it; and musicians, writers, filmmakers and even poets have produced songs, novels, movies and poems about the sorts of aggression that affect modern society.
On the second-year option Narratives of Violence in Spain you will study some of the filmic and fictional responses to various forms of aggression that characterise modern Spanish society. You will not only develop your analytical and reasoning skills as applied to cultural outputs, but you will also enhance your ability to express yourself in written form when you produce your end-of-course assessed essay. As most of the taught sessions for this option are in the seminar format, you will also build on your capacity for team work and discussion in small groups, as well as improving the ways in which you report back findings to a group and negotiate with your fellow students on your ideas.
Subjects you will study on this course include cultural responses to terrorism, heterosexual domestic violence, and workplace harassment.
This course is taught by Dr Shelley Godsland.