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Spanish Course Descriptions: 2017/2018

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Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Min  Maj
101, 102, 103  101, 102, 103
111, 112  111, 112
 150, 151
 199
201, 202, 203  201, 202, 203
218, 228  218, 228
 238, 248
301  301
303  303
305  305
307  307
308  308
311  311
312  312
 315
322  320
328  322
324  324
341  341   
342  342  
343  343
 
344  344
 
348  348 ♦ 
350  350
♦ 
351  351
♦ 
353  353
♦ 
399  399
 407, 407/507 ♦ 
 410, 410/510 ♦ 
 420, 420/520 ♦ 
 424, 424/524 ♦ 
 425, 425/525 ♦ 
 428, 428/528 ♦ 
 436 ♦ 
 437, 437/537 ♦ 
 448, 448/548 ♦ 
 450, 450/550 ♦ 
 451, 451/551 ♦ 
 452, 452/552 ♦ 
 460 ♦ 
 466, 466/566 ♦ 
 480, 480/580 ♦ 
 490, 490/590 ♦ 
 607
 680
 690

 

 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MINOR only
 = counts toward ‘expertise’ requirement for MAJOR and MINOR


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SPRING 2017

SPAN 101, 102, 103: First-Year Spanish- Various
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 111, 112: Intensive Beginning Spanish- Various
Intensive study for experienced language learners (ex: took Spanish in high school). Introduction to Hispanic culture. Prereq for 111: previous study of Spanish or competence in another language. 

SPAN 199: Basic Spanish Conversation- Various
In this course, students at 1st- and 2nd-year level Spanish will participate in a series of conversational activities in order to develop their spoken Spanish. Activities will focus on building vocabulary, improving pronunciation, and learning culturally appropriate pragmatic conversation skills (turn taking, conventional turns of phrase, formulaic greetings, etc.). The course meets once weekly for a two-hour session. Prerequisite: one year of Spanish, placement into second-year Spanish, or currently enrolled in 1st- or 2nd- year Spanish. 2.0 credits. 

SPAN 201, 202, 203: Second-Year Spanish
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 228: Voces latinas II
Intermediate-level oral skills and academic Spanish development for heritage language learners of Spanish. Helps students establish a personal connection between their Spanish language heritage and the wider Spanish-speaking world. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish.  See SHL page for more details. 

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States. 

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies. 

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution. 

SPAN 307 Oral Skills- Various
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Culture and Language
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305. 

SPAN 311: Advanced Writing in Spanish
Provides additional language development for students, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish. 

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. 

SPAN 322: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics- Davis
Linguistic description of the Spanish language, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, history, and social and geographical variation.  

SPAN 343: Hispanic Cultures through Literature III- Bottaro
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the revolutionary wars to the Spanish Civil War. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 344. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement. 

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV- Millar
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement. 

SPAN 348: United States Latino Literature and Culture- Taylor
Introduction to Hispanic literature written in the United States. Close reading and discussion of selected texts by Hispanic authors; emphasis on literary trends and themes.  

SPAN 350: Introduction to Poetry- Powell
Introduction to Poetry, has three aims: (1) You learn how to appreciate, enjoy, and analyze nuances of poetic language. We cover Spanish and Latin American lyric poetry from the (so-called) “Middle” Ages to the present. How does the life of poetry live in us?   2) You improve close reading skills in Spanish, learning to pick relevant details out of a text. This will strengthen reading of any kind, in any language. 3) You practice “building-block” steps toward writing about literature analytically and creatively: including a library-research project; in Spanish; at an advanced undergraduate level. Creative writing practices include imitation of poetic structures and exploration of figurative language.  

SPAN 351: Introduction to Theater- Rubado
Explores important aspects of Spanish theater; reading plays from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. 

SPAN 351: Introduction to Theater- Powell
Explores important aspects of Spanish theater; reading plays from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.  

SPAN 353: Introduction to Narrative- Herrmann
Explores important aspects of Spanish narrative; reading texts from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading. 

SPAN 399: Spanish for Business- Lara
This course is designed to provide students with opportunities for successful communication in the Spanish-speaking business world by building on their existing knowledge of Spanish. It is intended for students wishing to practice real-life applications of typical business communications, in Spanish, in order to improve fluency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will participate in activities that develop critical thinking and highlight cross-cultural sensitivity relevant to Hispanic business, finance, and marketing within the context of global markets.  

SPAN 399: Los latinos y la educación- Latinos and Education- Costales
This course will provide a critical analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural factors surrounding the educational experience of Latinos in the United States, and their manifestation in cultural production (murals, poetry, music, film, memoir, etc). Develops advanced language skills as well as awareness of linguistic variation in the field.  

SPAN 407: Latinoamerican Fantastic Fiction- Epple
In this seminar we will discuss relevant theories of the fantastic, as well as classical short fiction by writers from Argentina, México, Chile, Cuba, Colombia and Perú.  

SPAN 407: Contemporary Poetry- Sepulveda
Description forthcoming . . .  

SPAN 410: Escritura creativa en lengua castellana / Creative Writing in Spanish- Sepulveda
Este curso busca potenciar las capacidades creativas de los estudiantes de castellano a través de variados ejercicios de escritura. Durante el trimestre el alumno desarrollará su sensibilidad literaria así como también su juicio crítico e interpretativo mediante sesiones de taller y de discusión grupal. Se espera que el alumno escriba poemas, cuentos y, posiblemente, capítulos de algún proyecto mayor de ficción literaria según sea su interés. También será pertinente escribir guiones y textos creativos híbridos en caso de que el alumno tenga interés en ello. Realizaremos ejercicios de escritura dirigida y leeremos textos ad hoc a los proyectos individuales de escritura. Al término del curso, el alumno deberá presentar como proyecto final un conjunto de escritos creativos que den cuenta de su trabajo en clase, incluyendo borradores y correcciones. La última sesión de clase será una presentación pública del proyecto final dirigida a la comunidad universitaria.  

SPAN 410/510: Idea of Latin America- Garcia-Caro
This advanced seminar considers different intellectual debates over the concept of Latin America. What defines the “Latin” in Latin America? How is Latin America configured in contrast with Anglo America, but also with other alternate mappings and concepts such as Meso-America, South America, or Abya Yala? The course of readings and discussions is clearly divided into three interrelated but discrete parts: a first section considers historical issues such as cartography, colonization and independence, competing cultural traditions, etymologies, neocolonialism, pan Americanism and nation among other concepts. We will read widely from early chronicles to contemporary cultural historians’ discussions about the epistemic crises provoked by conquest and colonization. In a second section we will look at different Latin American authors of the independent period for whom the definition of (Latin)Americanism was a central philosophical, political, or aesthetic quest, including Simón Bolívar, José Martí, José Enrique Rodó, Leopoldo Zea, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Gloria Anzaldúa. In a final section we will consider contemporary debates about the discipline of Latin Americanism both as an area studies and also as a site for comparative cultural history readings will include Walter Mignolo, Bolívar Echevarría, Enrique Dussell, Paulo Freire, and others.
Spanish.   M.A. Period 1, 2, 3, or 4  

SPAN 420/520: Language, Discourse and Immigration- Hernandez
This course examines how language is used to name, present, describe, study, portray and/or stigmatize immigration from Latin America into the United States. Students will use discourse analysis theory as a method to analyze international migration, identities, social-political relations, and the construction of knowledge in society through spoken, written and visual language. We will review and critique current research in different fields –linguistics, migration studies, law, journalism, and anthropology– that addresses immigration in the United States. Students will be asked to apply techniques of discourse analysis as a method to approach a specific disciplinary field that studies immigration. Readings will be in Spanish and English but discussions will be in Spanish. This class will involve intensive reading and discussion. Pre-requisites: any two of SPAN 320, 322, 324.    M.A. Period 3 or 4.  

SPAN 428/528: Spanish  in the US- Holguin
This course provides the background knowledge and analytical tools to critically explore the use of the Spanish language, its linguistic characteristics, and narratives about its use within the United States. The goals of this course include the assessment of language stereotypes, common beliefs, and media discourses, as well as one’s own positioning on the borderlands. M.A. Period 3&4.  

SPAN 448 National Identities and Border Cultures in the Americas- García-Pabon
This class examines representations of indigenous peoples, and the construction of their identities within the historical and ideological parameters of two Andean nations: Bolivia and Perú (19th to 21st centuries). We will read literary texts by criollo, mestizo and Indian authors (female and male), about the place of indigenous peoples and cultures in the social and political space of these nations. Attention will be given to the relationship of Spanish with native languages such as Quechua and Aymara as they appear in these texts. We will also study films that have addressed the topic of indigenous communities as nations within these nations.   

SPAN 480 Novela, telenovela, and democracy- Bottaro
After she becomes pregnant while being artificially inseminated by mistake, 23-year-old Latina Jane Gloriana Villanueva starts to have feelings for the baby’s biological father. This is the premise of American satirical romantic comedy-drama television Jane the Virgin, a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen. Using this parody as our point of departure, we will study commonly used tropes and devices in Latin telenovelas to help us explore melodrama as an aesthetic mode of representation, and its cultural politics. We will also read and draw comparisons with serialized novels from the 19th century to expand our understanding of melodrama in relation with the category of the political through imaginations of individual freedom along with social equality, most often referred to under the term “democracy”. We will explore “freedom and equality” as characters in the melodrama of modernity constantly under threat by the persistent instability of norms, with an end result in the political integration of the atomized individual into a well-defined community with idealized norms. We will watch Gina Rodríguez’ Jane the Virgin (2014-present), Thalía’s Marimar (1994), Eva Longoria’s Telenovela (2015-2016); and we will read José Marmol’s Amalia (1851) and Jorge Isaacs’ María (1867).   

SPAN 680: Specters of the Hispanic Atlantic: capital, finance, crisis- Bottaro
This course proposes new ways of thinking about political economy through the contours of literature and art. During the 19th century, letrados and intellectuals not only occupied the highest echelons of government hierarchies while writing their versions of national literatures, but as they carried out a flurry of commercial activities, they were also the architects of liberal trade policies. As we unpack the intricate ideological relation between republicanism, liberalism and capitalism in the Hispanic Atlantic, we will also explore the emergence of Latin American nations’ political independence in tandem with the condition of non-independence in the sphere of global market relations. Taking as our point of departure the notion that material economies rely on strategies of representation to make themselves intelligible, this course will explore multiple tropes, metaphors, and storytelling devices in the capitalist imaginaries of the 19th century. We will read a wide array of critical thinkers from the field of classical political economy, Marxism, and economic criticism, among others. Different but interconnected units will thread our course: money, speculation, crisis, consumerism and commodities, crowds, labor, debt, counterfeits and frauds, and credit. In English. 
M.A. Period 3 & 4
  


SUMMER 2017

SPAN 101, 102, 103: 1st Year SpanishMultiple sections will be offered
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 201, 202, 203: 2nd Year SpanishMultiple sections will be offered
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 301 Cultura y lengua: identidades Hispanas (4) June 26 – July 23
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 203 or 228. 

SPAN 308 Cultura y lengua: comunidades bilingues (4) July 24 – August 20
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 203 or 228. 

SPAN 322 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (4) June 26 – July 23
Linguistic description of the Spanish language, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, history, and social and geographical variation. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: Prereq: SPAN 308; one course from SPAN 301, SPAN 303, SPAN 305, SPAN 311, SPAN 312.  

SPAN 342: Hispanic Cultures through Literature II
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 16th century to the Latin American independences.  

SPAN 348: United States Latino Literature and Culture
Introduction to Hispanic literature written in the United States. Close reading and discussion of selected texts by Hispanic authors; emphasis on literary trends and themes.  

SPAN 353: Introduction to Narrative
Explores important aspects of Spanish narrative; reading texts from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.  

 


FALL 2017

SPAN 101: First-Year Spanish
Emphasis on the development of speaking, reading, and writing skills; introduction to Hispanic culture. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 150: Cultures of the Spanish Speaking World- Wacks

This course is an introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with an emphasis on comics and graphic novels. In this course we will learn about the graphic novel as an artistic vehicle for studying the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America (including the Latino US). There will be a series of guest appearances from Spanish faculty members who will speak about their areas of specialization, so this course is a great way to learn all about the minor and major in Spanish in Romance Languages and meet the professors who teach in the program. This course satifies the CAS requirements for Arts and Letters (A&L) and Multicultural (IC – International Cultures).

SPAN 201, 202: Second-Year Spanish
Continued development of Spanish-language skills; emphasis on diversity of Hispanic cultures. Sequence. Conducted in Spanish. 

SPAN 218: Latino Heritage I
Intermediate Spanish course designed specifically for Heritage learners of Spanish. This class allows students to explore important cultural production from the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Latino culture in the U.S., while building their communicative skills in Spanish. This course cannot be combined with SPAN 201, 202, 203 for more than 15 credits of second-year Spanish. Course taught in Spanish and Spanglish.  See SHL page for more details. 

SPAN 301: Cultura y lengua: identidades hispanas
Develops advanced language skills through analysis of major historical influences in the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions: Spain, Latin America, and the United States. 

SPAN 303: Cultura y lengua: expresiones artísticas
Develops advanced language skills through the study of cultural products (e.g., art, literature, film, music) in Spanish-speaking societies. 

SPAN 305: Cultura y lengua: cambios sociales
Develops advanced language skills through the investigation of major currents of change in modern Spanish-speaking societies; gender issues, technology, revolution and counterrevolution. 

SPAN 307: Oral Skills- Various
In this course, students who have completed at least two years of Spanish work on building vocabulary, practicing verbal forms in conversational context, perfecting grammatical structures and pronunciation, and developing complex ideas in discussion, debate, and presentation formats. Prerequisite: two years of Spanish (or placement into third-year Spanish). 2.0 credits.  

SPAN 308: Comunidades Bilingues
Develops advanced language skills through the analysis of social and linguistic dynamics of communities in Spain, Latin America, and the United States where Spanish encounters another language. Taught in Spanish. Sequence with SPAN 301, 303, 305. 

SPAN 311: Advanced Writing in Spanish
Provides additional language development for students, emphasizing academic writing skills in Spanish. Prereq: Any two of SPAN 301, 303, or 305. 

SPAN 312: Spanish in the Media- Rothgery
Designed for heritage learners. Examines the role of Spanish in various forms of media such as television, Internet, and literature. Students practice advanced writing skills necessary to participate in argumentative writing and close textual readings. Prereq: any two from SPAN 301, 303, 305 or 308; SPAN 308 is recommended.   

SPAN 320: Intensive Spanish Grammar Review
Review and development of the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar with special attention to idiomatic usage. 

SPAN 322: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
The course content focuses on the analysis of the basic linguistic characteristics of the Spanish language. It introduces students to the study of the Spanish sound system (phonetics and phonology), formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as the evolution of the different Spanish varieties (historic, regional, and social). This class will prepare students for higher-level courses in Hispanic linguistics and others in which Spanish is used in formal academic contexts. 

SPAN 324: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics
Study of Spanish sounds, rhythms, and intonation; supervised pronunciation practice. 

SPAN 342: Hispanic Cultures through Literature II- Garcia-Pabon
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 16th century to the Latin American independences. Sequence with SPAN 341, 343, 344. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement.  

SPAN 343: Hispanic Cultures through Literature III- Various

This class introduces students to a variety of literary works from Latin American Independences to the Spanish Civil War, with emphasis on their relationship to historical events and critical representation of Iberian and Latin American societies.

The “long nineteenth century” is the century of crisis, flanked by revolutions, transformations and wars. We will cover from the Wars of Independence in Latin America and the Napoleonic Wars in the Iberian Peninsula to the Spanish Civil War. We will study changes in the key concepts that articulate 19th and early 20th century debates in a Transatlantic framework, without losing sight of the intellectual context that runs parallel to the changes in these concepts: revolution and freedom, nation building and subject formation, civilization, progress, national identity, democracy, modernity, modernization. Among other topics, we will trace by analyzing short stories, poems, plays, and other cultural products: the colonial legacy in the hegemonic nation building projects of the intellectual liberal elites; the conflict between lettered elites and popular masses; bourgeois revolutions; imperial nostalgia for the lost colonies; building of national identity in Spain; the inextricability of fiction from politics; aesthetic innovations at the brink of the Spanish civil war.

SPAN 344: Hispanic Cultures through Literature IV- Taylor
Introduces students to a variety of texts written in the Hispanic world in their literary, artistic, and historical contexts, from the 20th century into the 21st. Sequence with SPAN 341, 342, 343. Prereq: two from SPAN 301, 303, 305, 308. Approved to satisfy Category I-Arts and Letters general-education group requirement. Approved to satisfy Category B: international cultures multicultural requirement. 

SPAN 348: US Latino Literature & Culture- Taylor

Course description TBA

SPAN 350: Spanish Poetry- Powell
This course has three aims: (1) You learn appreciation – to identify and enjoy the nuances of poetic language – and analytical acumen, for Spanish and Latin American lyric poetry. We cover a historical span from the (so-called) “Middle” Ages, to the trans Atlantic/ Pacific Baroque, to Romanticism, to the modern Avant-Garde, to the present. Above all, we investigate how the life of poetry lives in us. 2) You improve your close reading in Spanish and skills for critical analysis of poetry. We read for form and for content, learning to pick relevant details out of a text. Note: this will help your reading of any kind of literature in any language. You will define and use basic vocabulary for literary analysis and criticism (names for major periods of literary style; terms for describing imagery and figurative language in literary works; and key words for cultural elements). 3) You practice “building-block” steps toward writing about literature and develop these analytically and creatively; including a library-research project; in Spanish; at an advanced undergraduate level. Creative writing practices include imitation of poetic structures and exploration of figurative language (In Spanish).  

SPAN 353: Intro to Narrative- Millar
Explores important aspects of Spanish narrative; reading texts from different periods of Spanish and Spanish American literature. Emphasizes formal aspects and critical reading.  

SPAN 410: Escritura creativa en lengua castellana / Creative Writing in Spanish- Sepulveda
Este curso busca potenciar las capacidades creativas de los estudiantes de castellano a través de variados ejercicios de escritura. Durante el trimestre el alumno desarrollará su sensibilidad literaria así como también su juicio crítico e interpretativo mediante sesiones de taller y de discusión grupal. Se espera que el alumno escriba poemas, cuentos y, posiblemente, capítulos de algún proyecto mayor de ficción literaria según sea su interés. También será pertinente escribir guiones y textos creativos híbridos en caso de que el alumno tenga interés en ello. Realizaremos ejercicios de escritura dirigida y leeremos textos ad hoc a los proyectos individuales de escritura. Al término del curso, el alumno deberá presentar como proyecto final un conjunto de escritos creativos que den cuenta de su trabajo en clase, incluyendo borradores y correcciones. La última sesión de clase será una presentación pública del proyecto final dirigida a la comunidad universitaria.  

SPAN 448/548: Identidades nacionales y culturas fronterizas en las Américas- Enjuto Rangel

In this course we will study the construction of national identity in Puerto Rico and in the Latinx/Puerto Rican community in the US. Our exciting approach to rethinking Puerto Rico as a “cultura fronteriza” and our study of its national identity will be interdisciplinary in nature. We will study Puerto Rico from fields such as History, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, Sociolinguistics, Music, Art, Architecture, Food, and Literature. We will bring speakers from these diverse fields into our classroom through skype interviews and as invited lecturers. How do language dynamics shape visions of national identity? How does the use of Spanish and/or Spanglish also determine our conceptualization of Puerto Rican identity in the island and in the United States? Since Puerto Rico became territory of the US in 1898, its neocolonial political state defines how languages such as Spanish and English are taught, and spoken. Through essays, articles, images, documentaries, music, art pieces, short stories and poetry we will study how the social dynamics surrounding Spanish (and English and Spanglish) change over time. We will also learn about Puerto Rico’s current financial crisis and how Puerto Ricans are responding to it (through creative ways of using languages) in the island and in the US.

SPAN 460: Don Quixote- Middlebrook

Course description TBA

SPAN 466/566: Intro Spanish Golden Age- Powell

Using a variety of literary texts (lyric, comedia, narrative; religious, secular) and scholarly approaches, we explore various eras’ commonplace assumptions:  What is “Spain”? Who/what is “Spanish”? What (or whose) is “gold” and what defines an “age”? What materials receive “literary” or “cultural” study? What forms nation, empire, conquest, religion? Etc.

SPAN 480/580: Haunted Lit- Bottaro

Course description TBA

SPAN 490: Meso-Am Foodways- Taylor

Course description TBA

SPAN 490/590: Latin American Theater- Gladhart

Este curso se enfocará en obras teatrales latinoamericanas que de una manera u otra reescriben una obra, una historia, o un mito previo. Pueden ser reescrituras de obras del propio dramaturgo, traducciones, o versiones contemporáneas de mitos clásicos o historias bíblicas. Obras representativas: Antígona furiosa y La señora Macbeth, de Griselda Gambaro (Argentina); La pasión según Antígona Pérez de Luis Rafael Sánchez (Puerto Rico); La razón blindada, de Arístides Vargas (Ecuador/Argentina); Extras, de Sabina Berman (México). Lecturas críticas y teóricas orientarán nuestra discusión del desarrollo de los teatros latinoamericanos y de conceptos de traducción, adaptación, y mitología.

SPAN 607: Sephardic Studies Seminar- Wacks

Students will read a variety of narrative and poetic texts written by Sephardic (Spanish) Jews during the middle ages (1200-1500) alongside more canonical works by Christian Iberian authors working in the same time period. We will read these works through the interpretative framework of diaspora studies, with a focus on explaining the effects of diaspora on cultural production. By reading the Sephardic works alongside their Christian counterparts and focusing on the literary strategies used by Sephardic authors we will gain insight into how these authors were in dialogue with the literature of the dominant Christian majority.  MA students: Period 1.



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