Spanish & Portuguese | BAROQUE LITERATURE
S535 | 4279 | Friedman


Professor Edward H. Friedman
email: friedman@indiana.edu

MW 2:30 - 3:45pm/section #4279/3cr./Ballantine Hall 208

The course will focus on seventeenth-century Spanish literature, with
readings in poetry, narrative, and drama. Discussion will emphasize,
among other topics, the construct of THE BAROQUE as a literary and
artistic term, the relation between the Renaissance and the baroque,
points of contact and contrast among writers of the baroque period,
and the interplay of literature and history. All class discussion will
be in Spanish. The short papers and at least one of the longer papers
will be in Spanish; the others may be in Spanish or English.

TEXTS

selected poetry (sonnets by Juan Boscán, Garcilaso de la Vega,
Luis de Góngora, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo;
Garcilaso's "ÉGLOGA I" AND GÓNGORA'S FÁBULA DE POLIFEMO
Y GALATEA)

Miguel de Cervantes, DON QUIJOTE (I, prologue and ch. 1; II, prologue
and ch. 3), LA FUERZA DE LA SANGRE

Francisco de Quevedo, LA VIDA DEL BUSCÓN

María de Zayas, LA INOCENCIA CASTIGADA

Lope de Vega, LA DAMA BOBA

Tirso de Molina, EL BURLADOR DE SEVILLA

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, LA VIDA ES SUEÑO, LA DAMA
DUENDE, EL MÉDICO DE SU HONRA

María de Zayas, LA TRAICIÓN EN LA AMISTAD

+ selected critical studies

There will be short written exercises on each of the assigned
readings, and three longer essays, on topics in poetry, narrative, and
drama. Students will be expected to attend all class sessions, to
prepare with care the readings for each class, and to turn in
assignments on the date due. Students will be called upon to present
brief summaries of critical studies to the class. Some assignments
will involve work with a partner.

EVALUATION	Participation in class discussion and written
exercises:	50%
Essays:											
50%