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

Spring 2004

SPN 385M • SPANISH LYRIC POETRY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43990 M
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Batts 107
Litvak

Course Description

A lyric poem was described as “a poem with some of the form and musical quality of song, distinguished by its unity of mood from narrative and dramatic, but possibly sharing in either.” Poetry, like history and science, is a way of using language, like drama and fiction, it is a way of using language as art, giving it significant shape. Like music and dance, but characteristically in its own materials of language, lyric poetry is an art of significant shape in harmony and sound. Spanish lyric poetry goes back to the roots of Spanish literature, and forms a welter of individual voices, from which emerge certain tones and ways of expression. This course will deal with Spanish lyric poetry starting with the jarchas, in the Middle Ages, to the present. The course will follow a chronological order, and will study the different types of poetry, as well as their various themes, structures and components. We shall see the different periods and movements as they reflect in these works. The course will be based mainly on text analysis of given poems and discussion in class. Selected poetry from: jarchas, cantigas, poesía tradicional española, Berceo, Marqués de Santillana, Jorge Manrique, Romances, Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Góngora, Cadalso, Melendez Valdés, Duque de Rivas, José Zorrilla, Bécquer, Rosalía, Maragall, Unamuno, Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Avant garde poetry, León Felipe, Pedro Salinas, Jorge Guillén, Gerardo Diego, Alberti, García Lorca, Vicente Aleixandre, Miguel Hernández, José Hierro, Paco Brines, Villena, Molina Foix, Antonio Carvajal, Guillermo Carnero, Luisa Castro.

Texts

Co-op, compiled texts

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