The Specter of Franco

Jones, Alexandra L (2014) The Specter of Franco. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Manuel Sosa-Ramirez from Modern Languages, The University of Mississippi.

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Human rights violations that occurred almost seventy years ago are still a social issue in Spain today. This project analyzed five post- Franco films that dealt with the issue of the Spanish Civil War or Franco regime to determine if they were a counter to official political discourse on the subject. In addition to analyzing the films themselves, research was also done on a variety of official discourse pertaining to the recovery of memory in Spain. Upon examination it became clear that the overarching discourse in Spain is a refusal to address the issues of the past. Films which resurrected painful memories of the civil war and Franco regime for the purpose of telling marginalized stories were in fact a counter to this discourse.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Jones, Alexandra L
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies and Spanish
Thesis Advisor: Manuel Sosa-Ramirez
Thesis Advisor's Department: Modern Languages
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Ms Alexandra L Jones
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 16:25
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 16:25

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