Spanish and Portuguese | The Hispanic World II
S332 | 17491 | Professor Olga Impey
HISP-S 332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S331 or equivalent.
Credit given for only two of the following: S331, S332, S333
This course will explore the main aspects of love ― altruistic,
erotic and divine ― in Spanish literature. The readings will include
prose works (Unamuno´s SAN MANUEL BUENO, MARTIR and NADA MENOS QUE
TODO UN HOMBRE), drama (García Lorca’s LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA),
poetry (romances, selected poems of Garcilaso de la Vega, San Juan
de la Cruz, Bécquer, Machado, etc.) and essays (selections from
Ortega y Gasset’s ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL AMOR). In our close reading of
these works we will focus on the historical and cultural
circumstances in which they were written; on the social context, the
ethical values, and gender issues they reflect; on the literary
trends and genres to which they belong, and on other pertinent
questions of literary theory and interpretation.
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, several written assignments, and two exams.
HISP-S 332 #17491 9:30A-10:45A MW Room=TBA Prof. Olga Impey