Spanish and Portuguese | Modern Catalan Literature
C450 | 26595 | Professor Josep Sobrer


HISP-C 450 Modern Catalan Literature (3 credits) AHLA

The class will be a survey of the most engaging texts in all genres,
originally written in Catalan during the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. The instructor will select readings that are enthralling
and good literary fun. The following list, though tentative, might
give you an idea:

TERRA BAIXA (TIERRA BAJA) by Angel Guimerà, a post-romantic play.
SOLITUD (SOLEDAD) by Víctor Català, a feminist novel from
the “Modernista” period
Essays from the GLOSARI/GLOSARIO by Eugeni[o] d’Ors, the guru
of “Noucentisme”
A selection of the most representative poets from the thirties to
the sixties (Salvat-Papasseit, J. V. Foix, Espriu)
Short stories by Pere Calders and Mercè Rodoreda
The seminal novel LA PLACA DEL DIAMANT (LA PLAZA DEL DIAMANTE) by
Rodoreda
Essays by Josep Pla
Further narratives by Montserrat Roig and/or Carme Riera
DESIG, a recent play by Josep Mª Benet i Jornet
CAMFORA, a short novel by Maria Barbal
Poetry by Francesc Parcerisas and Maria Mercè Marçal

The course will be taught in Catalan. Students who have not taken
Catalan at IU should seek the consent of the instructor. Three short
papers, a midterm and a final will be assigned for grades. Class
participation is essential.

HISP-C 450 #26595 11:15A-12:05P  MWF  Room=TBA  Prof. Josep Sobrer
Above section meets jointly with HISP-C 550.