Posted by Dustin Jenkins.

“¿Que pinto yo aqui?:” The Construction of National Identity in Contemporary Spanish Rural Cinema

Abstract:

This thesis deals with the construction of national identity as defined by post-Franco Spanish rural cinema. It takes into account issues of cultural and political stagnancy in twentieth century Spain, as well as the larger historical and psychological trajectory of the same. This work examines notions of Spanish identity through the films of Fernando Gomez, Mario Camus, Jose Luis Cuerda and others, and considers the cultural and sociological conditions internal and external to the works themselves.

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