Spanish & Portuguese | Spanish American Colonial Lit II
S572 | 3975 | Myers


Professor Kathleen Myers
email: myersk@indiana.edu
TR 1:00 - 2:15 pm    3 cr.  section #3975
Ballantine Hall 137

The focus of this course will be the BARROCO DE INDIAS, the unique
manner in which Spanish American authors  adopted the Baroque style to
create a CRIOLLO/MESTIZO identity in its culture and literature during
the seventeenth- and eighteenth century Colonial literature and
Culture.  We will study both poetry and prose, with particular
attention given to one of the outstanding writers of the period, Sor
Juana Inés de la Cruz, and her literary context (including both
masculine and feminine traditions).

Texts will include works by Carlos Sig&uauml;enza y Góngora,
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Bernardo Balbuena, Juan del Valle y
Caviedes, La Monja Alférez, among others.  Theoretical readings
will focus on questions of gender and genre.