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

Spring 2008

SPN 352 • Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Literature

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Course Description

This course is required for students enrolled in the Tracking Cultures Program. In the thirteenth century, King Alfonso X of Castile referred to himself as "The King of the Three Cultures" or "The King of the Three Religions. In this course, our focus will be on the three cultures that co-existed in medieval Spain-the Islamic, the Jewish and the Christian-and the concept known as convivencia. Readings will be taken from literary and historical texts.

Grading Policy

Two exams 40% Two papers 40% Oral report 10% Attendance & Participation 10%


Selected jarchas Poema de Mio Cid (selections) Gonzalo de Berceo Milagros de Nuestra Señora (selections) Selections from writings of Alfonso X, el Sabio Don Juan Manuel, El Conde Lucanor (selections) Santob de Carrión, Proverbios morales (selections) Ballads (romances) from the peninsular and the Judeo-Spanish traditions Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote I: 39-41 (El cautivo) El Abencerraje y la hermosa Jarifa


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