Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World II
S332 | 4266 | Impey
S332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)
Prerequisites: S331, S333, or equivalent
This is a 2nd Eight Week Course and starts on Monday, October 22, 2001.
This course will explore various aspects of love in Spanish literature
across the centuries. The readings will include prose works (Unamuno's
"San Manuel Bueno"), drama (Lope de Vega's, "El Burlador de Sevilla"), and
poetry (romances and selected poems of Garcilaso de la Vega, Quevedo,
Bécquer, Machado, García Lorca, etc.). In our close reading
of these works we will focus on:
1. The historical and cultural circumstances in which they were written;
2. The social/cultural milieux and the ethical/esthetic values they
3. The main frames of thought and generic features they contain;
4. The literary trends to which they belong;
5. Pertinent questions of literary theory and interpretation.
Thus, the specific aim of the course is on the one hand to sharpen the
literary insight and widen the cultural horizons of the students and on the
other to improve their speaking and writing abilities in Spanish. Students
will be evaluated on the basis of their participation in class, written
assignments, and two exams.
S332 #4266 1:00P-2:15P MTWR BH222 Prof. Olga Impey
(Meets 2nd Eight Weeks Only.)