Interdisciplinary seminar that examines the concept of the South in 21st Century Spain as an ideological construction of hierarchical dichotomies such as the real and the imagined, tradition and modernity, the native and the foreign, cliché and factual, the African-Oriental and the European: the old South and the new South. By the end of the semester students will have an appreciation of cultural nuances and distinctions that will allow them to understand why Spanish Southerners are the way they are, how they see the world and themselves, and how they are imagined by others. Additionally, we will adopt a comparative approach in order to uncover connections and patterns between the South in Spain and the South in the United States. Conducted in Spanish.
Satisfies Area III for the major in Hispanic Studies and the cultural diversity requirement.