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Jane A Johnson

Lecturer Ph.D.- Medieval Spanish literature, University of Texas at Austin

Jane A Johnson

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Biography

Coordinator of Service Learning and Community Outreach for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Interests

Service learning in Foreign Language courses

SPN F326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

88270 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm MEZ 1.208
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SPN 326L, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

J Johnson, summer 2012

 

 

Texts: Paredes Méndez et al. Voces de España: Antología literaria. Thomson-Heinle, 2005.

Marina Mayoral. Querida amiga. Alfaguara, 2001.

 

Description: This course introduces students to the most important writers, works, and tendencies of Spanish literature from the fables and essays of the 18th century to today’s novels and short stories. Students will read selections from Voces as well as additional texts by Federico García Lorca and Marina Mayoral. Class discussion will focus on comprehension and appreciation of texts; understanding and analysis of literary techniques; and Spain’s shifting cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Grading: Based on 1000 total points.

300 = attendance and participation, including daily quizzes and in-class assignments

200 = 2 presentations (commentary on an essay; commentary on a poem)

200 = 5-pg paper comparing treatments of an important theme in different periods/ genres

300 = 2 exams (midterm & final)

 

SPN F326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

88940 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 1130am-100pm BEN 1.122
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SPN 326L, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

J Johnson, summer 2012

 

 

Texts: Paredes Méndez et al. Voces de España: Antología literaria. Thomson-Heinle, 2005.

Marina Mayoral. Querida amiga. Alfaguara, 2001.

 

Description: This course introduces students to the most important writers, works, and tendencies of Spanish literature from the fables and essays of the 18th century to today’s novels and short stories. Students will read selections from Voces as well as additional texts by Federico García Lorca and Marina Mayoral. Class discussion will focus on comprehension and appreciation of texts; understanding and analysis of literary techniques; and Spain’s shifting cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Grading: Based on 1000 total points.

300 = attendance and participation, including daily quizzes and in-class assignments

200 = 2 presentations (commentary on an essay; commentary on a poem)

200 = 5-pg paper comparing treatments of an important theme in different periods/ genres

300 = 2 exams (midterm & final)

 

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

48025 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm BEN 1.104
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University of Texas at Austin

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

SPN 326L: Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

Fall 2009

Jane A. Johnson, Ph.D.

office Mezes 4.114

office phone   232-4543

office hours  MWF 3-4, T Th 2-3

e mail jane.span@gmail.com

cell phone   771-8226

 

48025—T Th 11-12:30 —Benedict 1.104

48030—MWF 2-3 – Parlin 306

 

 

 

Required:             Voces de España: Antología literaria, Francisca Paredes Méndez et al.

                        Querida amiga, Marina Mayoral

 

Recommended:

a good dictionary (Larousse, Oxford)

a Spanish grammar reference (Butt and Benjamin)

 

This course has several goals: you will ...

•  continue to develop your Spanish language skills.

•  practice writing and speaking about literature.

•  prepare a PowerPoint and give a presentation.

•  become more familiar with the history and culture of modern Spain.

 

The course will be taught primarily in Spanish, and if you are an English speaker, you should make every effort to practice Spanish at all times. However, if you need to, feel free to ask questions in English.

 

Preparation, attendance* and participation are extremely important in this course. Please read the materials, come to class, and be ready to write or discuss every day.

 

*Special note regarding attendance: because of the highly contagious nature of “swine” flu, students are urged to STAY HOME when they are sick. Please do not return to classes until you have been free of fever for 24 hours.

 

To prepare for class, keep a folder or notebook where you take notes on each reading. Your notes should include a basic summary of the material. As you read and take notes, try to answer these questions: What are the main ideas? Why does the author consider them important? Why does the author express them in this way? Who are the characters and what are their motivations? What symbols or metaphors does the writer employ? Additionally, develop a glossary: for each reading, keep a list of the words you have to look up in order to understand the main ideas.

 

For most students, it would be very helpful to form study pairs or groups right away. Having a partner or group can make it much easier to read and comprehend.

 

Evaluation:

 

Exams                                                            60%

There will be seven exams, one after each major literary piece we read. Your lowest test score will be dropped. (600 pts)

 

In-class work                                                20%

Discussion, group work, short writing assignments, quizzes.

(200 pts)

 

Research project                                    20%

            Two parts: presentation and paper.

PowerPoint presentation: Biography of a writer and description of one or two major works. 15-30 minutes, in Spanish. (100 pts)

Paper: Analysis of one of the same writer’s major works, or comparison with another writer of the same period. Attempt to answer the question ¿Qué tiene [escritor] de ilustrado / romántico / realista / etc?  (100 pts)

 

Grading scale:             900 and above                        A

                                    800-899                        B

                                    700-799                        C

                                    600-699                        D

                                    below 600                        F

 

 

Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259.

 

Additional important information will be posted on Blackboard.

 

 

 

Calendario

 

 

semana 1                        26 – 28 agosto

Introducción al curso

Recordando el Siglo de Oro

 

 

Cómo leer este calendario:

 

semanas x y x                        fechas semana 1                                    fechas semana 2

Movimiento/ Tendencia  (época)

 

Autor

Obra(s) que vamos a leer y comentar en clase durante 2 semanas

4 o 5 escritores para presentaciones individuales

 

 

 

 

semanas 2 y 3                        31 agosto – 4 septiembre                        8 – 11 septiembre

Neoclasicismo  (siglo XVIII)

 

Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760-1828)

VOCES: El sí de las niñas

Fray Benito Jerónimo Feijóo

José Cadalso

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

Tomás de Iriarte

Voltaire

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 4 y 5                        14 – 18 septiembre                        21 – 25 septiembre

Romanticismo  (temprano siglo XIX)

 

José Zorrilla  (1817-1893)

VOCES: Don Juan Tenorio

José de Espronceda

Mariano José de Larra

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Rosalía de Castro

Victor Hugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 6 y 7                        28 septiembre – 2 octubre            5 – 9 octubre

 

Realismo y naturalismo  (tarde siglo XIX)

 

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920)

VOCES: Torquemada en la hoguera

Fernán Caballero

Emilia Pardo Bazán

Leopoldo Alas <<Clarín>>

Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 8 y 9                        12 – 16 octubre                        19 – 23 octubre

Generación del 98, Generación del 27 (temprano siglo XX)

 

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)

VOCES: La Casa de Bernarda Alba

selecciones de Romancero gitano

 

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo

Ramón María del Valle-Inclán

Carmen de Burgos

Antonio Machado

Juan Ramón Jiménez

Vicente Aleixandre

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 10 y 11            26 – 30 octubre                        2 – 6 noviembre

Bajo Franco (1939-1975)

 

Alfonso Sastre (n. 1926)

VOCES: Pleito de la muñeca abandonada

Otro drama de Sastre

Camilo José Cela

Dámaso Alonso

Ana María Matute

Antonio Buero Vallejo

Carmen Martín Gaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 12 y 13            9 – 13 noviembre                        16 – 20 noviembre

Posdictadura (1975- presente)

 

Manuel Rivas (n. 1957)

VOCES: La lengua de las mariposas

(cuento y película)

Antonio Muñoz Molina

Ana Rossetti

Lourdes Ortiz

Angel González

Arturo Pérez Reverte

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 14 y 15            23 – 25 noviembre                        30 noviembre – 4 diciembre

más Posdictadura

 

Marina Mayoral (n. 1942)

Querida amiga

 

(últimas presentaciones)

 

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