Spanish and Portuguese | Modern Catalan Literature
C550 | 26596 | J. Sobrer
Professor Josep Sobrer
C550 Modern Catalan Literature (3 credits) AHLA
TR 9:30am - 10:45am/class# 26596/3cr./Location TBA
Taught in Catalan, this course will survey the panorama of Catalan
literature from the eighteen thirties to the present moment.
Readings will exemplify all important periods (Renaixença,
modernisme, noucentisme, avantguarda, postguerra, postmodernitat).
The instructor will select readings that are enthralling and good
literary fun. The following list, though tentative, might give you
"Terra baixa" ("Tierra baja") by Angel GuimerB, a post-romantic play.
"Solitud" ("Soledad") by Víctor CatalB, a feminist novel from
the "Modernista" period.
Essays from the "Glosari"/"Glosario" by Eugeni[o] d’Ors, the guru
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 MercP Rodoreda
The seminal novel "La plaça del Diamant" ("La plaza del Diamante")
Essays by Josep Pla
Further narratives by Montserrat Roig and/or Carme Riera
"Desig", a recent play by Josep Mª Benet i Jornet
"CBmfora", a short novel by Maria Barbal
Poetry by Francesc Parcerisas and Maria MercP Marçal
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.
This course is offered jointly with C450.