CU/LT 360 - Spanish Avant-Garde Literature: Poetry, Drama and the Unconscious
What is the real connection between the dream and the unconscious? Is the unconscious responsible for the fantasies we have? Can we directly interpret dreams and give real output to fantasy through literary creation?
This course aims to answer the previous questions from the aesthetic proposals of the so- called "Artistic and Literary Vanguards" of Spain, during the first half of the twentieth century. It also aims to present the effervescent development of poetry and theater during this time. In both cases, special emphasis will be placed on the relations between fantasy, dream and the Freudian theory of the unconscious, as well as the concepts of time and space that stand as repeated metaphors in the texts of the time.