Aims/Description: This module is a journey through reality and fantasy in Spain and Latin America. The Spanish component begins in realist Madrid, travels through New York, which is filtered through a Surrealist perspective, before ending with ghosts and fantastic creatures at a remote orphanage and an abandoned mill in Del Toro's films of post-Civil War Spain. The Latin American component focuses on the Southern Cone and its links to the wider world, dealing with human psychology and the perception of reality, fantasy and the unconscious and primitive instinct, dream and social rebellion.

Restrictions on availability: Students are expected to be studying Spanish language at Level 2

Staff Contact: O'NEILL PAUL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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