Spanish and Portuguese | Topics in Early Modern Spanish Literature
S628 | 25820 | C. Larson

Fall 2006

Professor Catherine Larson

S628	Topics in Early Modern Spanish Literature
	Topic: “Male and Female Voices in Early Modern Spanish

TR 1:00pm – 2:15pm/class# 25820/3 cr./Room TBA

This course is designed to allow students to explore the
relationship between gender and the literature of early modern Spain–
specifically, we will examine the ways in which gender issues
intersected with literary texts from a variety of genres during the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We will compare male- and
female-authored texts so as to explore the canon, the issue of
voice, and other related elements of literary representation.
Primary texts will most likely include poetic works by Garcilaso de
la Vega, San Juan de la Cruz, Lope de Vega, Góngora, and Quevedo, as
well as selections from the "Romancero"; prose by Fray Luis de León
("La perfecta casada"), two "novelas ejemplares" by María de Zayas
and one by Miguel de Cervantes; and theater by Cervantes ("El juez
de los divorcios and La cueva de Salamanca"), Lope de Vega
("Fuenteovejuna or La dama boba"), Zayas ("La traición en la
amistad") Tirso de Molina ("El Burlador de Sevilla"), and Calderón
de la Barca ("La dama duende and/or El médico de su honra").

Students will give two brief oral presentations on topics related to
the course and will lead the discussion of one primary text. They
will also produce several short writing assignments on the critical
and theoretical readings and a final paper.