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Picasso and Hemingway: Art and Literature of the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) represents a watershed event within twentieth-century Western history, marking the initial "call to arms" against fascism. The emotional content of this war seeks and finds interpretation in art's epic power. The course will offer an opportunity to examine three masterpieces spawned by the Spanish Civil War: Ernest Hemingway's For whom the Bell Tolls, Pablo Picasso's Guernica and Rafael Alberti's poetic collection Capital de la Gloria (to be read in translation). Through the analysis of painting, novel, and poetry, participants will gain specific insights into the “story” and the events of the war.

Instructor Bio:

Cecile West-Settle taught Spanish language, culture, and literature at Washington and Lee University for 25 years. With a specialty in nineteenth and twentieth century Spain, the Spanish Civil War has always been one of her primary professional interests.

Recommended Reading:

Frey, Nancy Louise. Pilgrimage Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago, Journeys Along an Ancient Way in Modern Spain, 2000. Gitlitz, David M., and Linda Kay Davidson. The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, 2000.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B602 Cecile West-Settle May 8, 15, 22 Tu 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brightview Baldwin Park A

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