Spanish and Portuguese | Hispanic Colloquium
S495 | 8471 | Professor Olga Impey


HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium  (3 credits)         LITERATURE
Variable Title and Topic: Literatura sentimental española

Prerequisite: For students matriculating prior to fall 2010:  You
must have completed two of the following: S328, S331, S332, S333, or
S334.  For students matriculating fall 2010 or after: S328; S324 or
S326; and one additional 300-level Spanish class.

This course aims to trace the development of Spanish sentimental
literature across the centuries. After offering a brief introduction
to its beginnings in the thirteenth-century, by reading  Castilian
adaptations of Ovid’s HEROIDES  and the love poetry contained in the
Galician-Portuguese CANTIGAS DE AMIGO, we will bring out those
sentimental features which are  present in Boccaccio’s FIAMMETTA and
the fifteenth-century CANCIONEROS. The main part of the course will
consist of a close-reading of the most representative romance of the
sentimental genre, Diego de San Pedro’s CARCEL DE AMOR, and an
exploration of its influence on a short story by Juan Valera, on
Miguel Delibes’ CARTAS DE UN SEXAGENARIO VOLUPTUOSO and on Javier
Marías’ EL HOMBRE SENTIMENTAL. The theoretical frame for the
analysis of the  last two novels will be José Ortega y Gasset’s
ESTUDIOS SOBRE EL AMOR and J. Huizinga’s opinion that literary
erotic  thought functions invariably as an element of social life.
S495 will be taught in Spanish. Students will be evaluated on the
basis of their participation in class, two exams and a research
paper.  This class carries CASE A&H distribution credit.

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