SLA287H1: Deceptive Splendors: The European South in Literature and Film


This class investigates the tropes associated with the European south (including the Balkans and the Mediterranean) as it figures in collective northern fantasies – eternal sun, exuberant passion, intransigent honor – and the more somber themes that they obscure including: economic crises, social inequalities, political exploitations, identity conflicts. The course asses how such issues are represented, addressed, negotiated and symbolically resolved in film and literature.

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Creative and Cultural Representations (1)