Art and Literature of the Spanish Civil War. 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the bloody war that wrecked Spain for nearly three years between 1936 and 1939. Often understood as the dress rehearsal for the Second World War, the Spanish conflict galvanized artists and writers around the world in support of the fledgling Spanish Republic, among them Hemingway, Orwell, Malraux, Neruda, Vallejo, Octavio Paz, Alberti, Machado, Miguel Hernández, Picasso, Miró, Calder and many others. We will study many of these cultural interventions. Additionally, students will be actively involved in a campus-wide symposium: "Memory of Fire: The Spanish Civil War 80 Years Later." Student participation will include introducing films and leading discussions, moderating Q&A following lectures, etc.