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

Spring 2005


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45815 MW
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
BEN 1.118

Course Description

In this course we will read works representative of the wealth and breadth of the literary tradition of medieval Spain. We will consider the major poetic genres of the time: lyric poetry (jarchas and cantigas de amigo), epic poetry, mester de clerecía, and romancero and the relationships between them as well as didactic prose and drama. Critical readings will be assigned along with primary texts.

This course is general in nature and is designed to provide an introduction to medieval literature. Students with little or no prior experience with early Spanish literature may enroll without fear.

Grading Policy

Students will give informes based on critical readings (how many depends on how large the class is). They will also write four discussion notes (4 pages each) during the semester. The discussion notes and paper will account for 80% of the final grade; informes will account for 10% and class participation will account for 10%.


selected jarchas selected cantigas de amigo Poema de Mío Cid Gonzalo de Berceo, Milagros de Nuestra Señora An anthology of Spanish Ballads Don Juan Manuel, El Conde Lucanor Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina


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