Spanish & Portuguese | The Hispanic World II
S332 | 3982 | Prof. Olga Impey


S332 The Hispanic World II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S331 or S333

This course will explore the main aspects of love–altruistic, erotic
and divine–in Spanish literature across the centuries.  The reading
will include a novel, (Juan Valera's "Pepita Jiménez"), a drama (Lope
de Vega's "El Caballero de Olmedo"), selected poems by Aleixandre,
Bécquer, Garcilaso de la Vega, San Juan de la Cruz, etc., and
selections from Ortega y Gasset's "Estudios sobre el amor". In our
close reading of these works we will focus on:

1. The treatment of love, conditioned by historical and cultural
circumstances;
2. The ethical, esthetic and literary values they reflect;
3. The place they occupy in the genres to which they belong and the
analysis of pertinent generic features;
4. Questions of reception and interpretation of these works today.

The specific aim of the course is, on the one hand, to sharpen the
literary insight and widen the cultural horizons of the students and,
on the other, to improve their speaking and writing abilities in
Spanish.  The course will be taught in Spanish.  Students will be
evaluated on the basis of their participation in class (25%), several
short written assignments (30%), and two exams (45%).

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