Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Literature
S328 | 29159 | 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.

HISP-S 328  #29159  1:00P-2:15P  TR  BH 217  Prof. Maryellen Bieder
This class meets jointly with the HISP-S 328 #10752 Honors section
and will be taught toward the honors students.