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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: UC Summer Abroad
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  • Program Sponsor: UC San Diego Global Seminars 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UCM Deadline Campus Decision Date Start Date End Date
UC Summer Abroad 2020 02/28/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2 Click here for a definition of this term Class standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Dormitory / affiliated residences
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of study: English
Program Description:
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Granada AlhambraSpanish Memories, African Hopes Through Literature and Film

Why you should go

Historically, the violence and trauma of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and its aftermath were brutally experienced in Granada, and these are currently portrayed and re-imagined in world literature and Spanish cinema. Another reality of Spanish life is the ever-growing immigrant population, arriving from West and North Africa, adding to the diversity and richness of contemporary Granada. Literature and film from Africa and Spain, providing perspectives from both sides will be linked for a portrait of this evolving, often uneasy merger of complex cultures and religions. Study of texts and films will be dramatically augmented by field trips to Málaga and Morocco.

Meet the professor

Robert Cancel is Professor of African and Comparative Literature and has taught in the Department of Literature since 1980.  His research interests are in African oral and written literatures and cinema, Caribbean literature and music, picaresque writing of the Spanish Golden Age, and American and World music.  He has lived, researched and taught in Zambia and Ghana, lived and researched in Granada, and traveled and presented papers in Morocco and Egypt, among other places.  He was formerly co-director of Marshall College’s Dimensions of Culture Program, Coordinator of the Third World Studies Program, and is currently Director of Doctoral Studies for the Department of Literature.  Since 1975 he has been awarded four separate Fulbright grants to conduct rural research in Zambia and/or to lecture at the University of Zambia.  In recent years he has traveled extensively in Venezuela and Argentina.