course
Violence and Memory: Film and Literature of the Spanish Civil War

Jan 2006

I really like Professor Estrada, and the class was good (not amazing but very interesting if you are into Spanish literature or history). The films we watched were for the most part worthwhile, although a few were dull (although they all did have a point within the context of the Spanish civil war). They range from documentary to propaganda (a film written by Franco) to satire, etc. Professor Estrada is usually really good about facilitating conversation and she makes you feel very comfortable speaking in class, even non-native speakers. The only annoying part is that you have to watch about 10 movies altogether outside of class, so that's an extra 2 hours per week--I think it should really be a 4-point course. But overall recommended.