Panorama of Spanish literature from its origins through 17th century. Works include: Poema de Mío Cid, La Celestina and Novelas ejemplares.
Spanish literature from the 18th century to the present: Generation of 1898, Machado, and García Lorca among others will be studied.
20th-century Spanish film will be analyzed both in terms of content and cinematic technique. A general vision of Spanish reality through film. Cultural and social view of Spain through its cinema. Discussion of the principal aspects of Spanish culture, history, and everyday Spanish life. A study of the evolution of the cinematic industry. A classic Spanish film will be viewed per week.
Study of socio-cultural, political and aesthetic aspects of the baroque period. Covers works by Cervantes, Góngora, and plays by Lope de Vega and Calderón.
This class aims to study the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes’ written works are considered to be a precursor to today’s modern literature. This course will study and analyze different types of writing by Cervantes: 3 short novels (novelas ejemplares), several passages from his most famous work El Quijote, and 3 theatrical works.
20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature
3 sem. credits
20th and 21st century Spanish literature was created in a diverse century full of conflict. This literature is studied through a sequence of long periods including Modernism, Symbolism and the Generation of '98. This course will keep a historical perspective that discusses events within specific contexts.
Spanish-American Literature I
3 sem. credits
This course presents a panoramic overview of the major writers and relevant literary manifestations present in the Hispanic World from the Pre-Columbian days (e.g. Aztecs, Mayans and Incas), the Baroque, the Age of Enlightenment and Romanticism until the insurgence of Modernismo. Writers studied generally include: Colón, Cortés, Las Casas, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana, Bello, Sarmiento and Marti, among others.
Spanish-American Literature II
3 sem. credits
Literary developments from Modernismo to the present. This course offers a review of various literary modes of thought and tendencies present in the Hispanic world throughout the 20th century in areas such as poetry — post modernism, avant garde movements, the new poetry — the short story, the short novel and the essay. The Boom and the post-Boom tendencies are also included. Writers studied generally include: Dario, Rodó, Quiroga, Mistral, Huidobro, Neruda, Guillén, Paz, Borges, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Allende, Poniatowska and Menchú, among others.
Centered around four major activities: (1) the study and analysis of several major Spanish plays, (2) attendance at and discussion of plays being presented in Madrid, (3) class production of a play, and (4) term paper. The students are in charge of all details concerning the production. Final evaluation based on class discussions, term paper and final theatrical productions. Rehearsals last from three to five hours during the final weeks.
A panoramic vision of the image of the female in Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present moment, with emphasis on the analysis of texts from the Twentieth Century.