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

Spring 2008

SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature Before 1700

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Course Description

This course surveys the main literary currents and the most important poets, playwrights, novelists and short story writers of the Spanish Middle-Ages and the Golden Age (16th, 17th centuries). The literary, artistic aspects of the texts - some in their entirety, others in selections - will be studied in their fundamental philosophical, historical, and social contexts as well. A method of literary analysis will be offered in class. Students are to be prepared with assignments always, and are expected to participate actively in the discussions in class.

Grading Policy

Two one-hour exams 40% Class Attendance and Participation 30% Final Exam 30%


Romeralo, Antonio Sanchez and Fernando Ibarra, eds., Antologia de autores espanoles: antiguos, vol. I. New York: Macmillan, 1972, or later.


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