SPN 326K • Introduction to Spanish Literature before 1700
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This course offers a panoramic of the literature written in the Iberian peninsula since the first literary texts written in the Spanish language. We will begin in the 11th century in order to reach what is traditionally considerer the height of Spanish in the 17th century: the Golden Age era. Through the reading of works and selections pertaining to these roughly six centuries, we will be able to achieve an understanding of the texts in the historical context that produced them. The expected outcome of the class is to acquire a general background about the Spanish cultural heritage during the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Its legacies form the backbone and the base upon which the development of the subsequent Spanish art and culture can be understood.
40% 2 Exams 20% Final Paper 20% Research Project & Oral Presentation 10% Daily Preparation & participation 10% Attendance
Sánchez-Romeralo, Antonio and Fernando Ibarra. Antología de autores españoles antiguos y modernos. Vol. I: antiguos. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1972. Suplementary material will be provided through different means: copies, Blackboard system, etc.