Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Literature
S328 | 10756 | Professor Maryellen Bieder


HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent.

As an introduction to the literatures of Spain and
Spanish America, in this course we will read short stories, a play,
a novel and poetry. The course is designed to help students develop
tools needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through
the reading and analysis of selected literary texts. One of the key
aspects that students should take away from the course is an
appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the
concept of genre itself. The course will also highlight the
importance of the socio-historical context to literary works by
presenting texts from different historical periods.  It will also
introduce students to basic narratological, poetic, theatrical and
rhetorical terms used in the study of literature; these terms form
the bases of the “close reading” of texts. There will be 3 short
papers, a midterm exam, and a final exam. All work for the course is
in Spanish.

TEXTBOOKS:
Coleman, ed. CINCO MAESTROS
Lorca, LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA
Laforet, NADA
Course pack:  Poems

This course carries CASE A&H and CASE GCC distribution credit.

Note:  For students who matriculated fall 2009 or before, credit
given for only two of these:  S328, S331, S332, or S333.  If you
have already taken two of these three courses, S331, S332, S333,
then DO NOT take S328.  Have questions?  Call the department at
(812) 855-8612 or e-mail kallgood@indiana.edu.

HISP-S 328 #10756  4:00P-5:15P   TR   BH 135  Prof. Maryellen Bieder