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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2003

SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature Before 1700

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44925 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
BAT 307

Course Description

This survey course introduces students to the literary tradition of medieval and Golden Age Spain. In addition to reading the texts, we will talk about literary analysis and learn critical terminology for talking about literature. Class discussions will give students the opportunity to work on composition skills

Readings included selections from the following works: Poema de Mío Cid Gonzalo de Berceo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora Don Juan Manuel, El Conde Lucanor Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote We will read Lazarillo de Tormes and Lope’s Fuenteovejuna in their entirety. Spanish Ballads (romances) and poems by Garcilaso, Fray Luís de León, San Juan de la Cruz and Góngora are also included in the course.

Grading Policy

Four 2-3 page Writing Assignments (10% each) 40% Three one-hour exams (15% each) 45% Homework and in-class exercises 15%


Antonio Sánchez-Romeralo and Fernando Ibarra. Antolgía de Autores Españoles Antiguos y Modernos. Vol. 1: Antiguos. A packet available at Central Duplicating is also required.


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