SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish literature before 1700
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course introduces the student to some the best-known and most-discussed literary works of Spain from the medieval period through the Golden Age. You will study works in prose, poetry, and theatre. Discussion will focus on the works themselves, the literary techniques employed, the historical context, and what makes each text particularly good or important. The course will be conducted primarily in Spanish. All papers will be written in Spanish.
summary 10% analysis (2-4 pp each) 10% personal reaction essay 10% reflective essay 10% annotated bibliography 20% (minimum 5 sources with commentary) research paper (8-12 pp)40%
Antología de literatura española, vols. 1 and 2, ed. Mujica Recommended: a good Spanish-English dictionary; a reference on literary terminology, Cómo se comenta un texto literario or a similar guide to understanding literature