Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 6138 | Professor Olga Impey


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)           LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 & S332 or equivalent

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
S498, section 6138 meets with S470, Women and Hispanic Literature.
If you are leaning toward literature for your background on your
honors thesis, you may want to consider taking this S498 course.
Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for your permission.

S498 #6138  PERMISSION  2:30P-3:45P   TR   Professor Olga Impey
This course meets jointly with Hisp S470.  See description below.

S470  Women and Hispanic Literature  (3 credits)       LITERATURE
Prerequisite:  S331 & S332 or equivalent

This course will explore images and gender roles of Hispanic women
in literary works from the Middle Ages to modern times. Special
attention will be given to the following questions: the imprint of
socio-historical contexts on the portrayal and self-representation
of women; male and female imagination, mysticism, fantasy and
sexuality; acceptance of social conventions, transgression and
defiance; the topography of the unconscious and feminist
consciousness; the power of female voice and writings, etc.

Readings include selected poetry by Juan Rodríguez del Padrón,
Florencia Pinar, Gracilaso de la Vega, Santa Teresa de Jesús, and
Alfonsina Storni; short stories by Don Juan Manuel, Juan Valera and
Isabel Allende; a sentimental narrative; two novels by Miguel
Delibes and García Márquez, and essays by Carmen Martín Gaite.

Critical and theoretical material will be drawn from studies by Luce
Irigaray, Judith Butler, Abigail Bray, Elizabeth Grosz, Iris Zavala,
etc.

The course will be conducted in Spanish. Students will be evaluated
on the basis of class participation, two 5-page essays, a summary of
a critical article, an oral presentation and a written examination.

Note:  This course meets jointly with HISP-S 498, class #6138.