Professor — Ph.D.-Romance Languages, Duke University
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- Phone: 512.232.4526
- Office: BEN 3.128
- Office Hours: On Leave
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Professor Stanislav Zimic earned a B-Diploma in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; a Master Degree in French and Spanish from the University of Miami, Fla, and a Ph. D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Duke University, N.C . (1964). At the University of Texas, since 1962, he has taught courses in Spanish at all levels, mostly Golden Age prose, drama and poetry. He has also taught, for 20 years, courses for the Honors-Plan I program, and, for 10 years, for the Freshman Seminar program. He is the reicipient of several Teaching Excellence Awards and the Director of several award- winning dissertations. He has published a dozen books and over hundred monographs and articles on Spanish Golden Age literature: Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance theater, Encina,Torres Naharro, Gil Vicente; Cervantes' Don Quijote, Novelas Ejemplares, dramatic works, Persiles y Segismunda, Galatea; Garcilaso de la Vega's poetry ; Lope de Vega's theater; Novela Cortesana: F. de Quintana; occasional publications on literatures and authors of other epochs and areas. Prof. Zimic has participated, as invited speaker, in numerous national and international symposta and professional meetings on Spanish literature and civilization. His overall academic work has received national and international recognition. Since 1977, he has been member of the ANLE (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española) and since 1979, a corresponding member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española.
SPN 391 • Lope De Vega
F 1000am-100pm BEN 1.118
Cervantes called Lope “monstruo de la naturaleza”, with which he was referring, among other things, to the prodigious abundance, variety and artistic quality of the latter’s literary production. All these aspects of Lope’s art will be considered in the proposed course; first, by a close examination of all the fundamental tenets of the “Comedia nueva”, a dramatic mode that rejects some forms of the past Spanish theater, while synthesizing others into a highly original dramatic expression. Representative plays will be analyzed both from the aesthetic and ideological point of view: theme, structure, style… (dramatic and theatrical elements), exemplarity. Lope’s theater as a Baroque expression. In the second part of the course, some of Lope’s best lyric poetry and prose writing will be closely studied; the Novelas a Marcia Leonarda and Dorotea, in several aspects the most extraordinary Spanish novel of the 17th century. Lope’s charming humor will be analyzed in his Gatomaquia. A method of literary analysis will be offered in class.
REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:
This course is suited for graduate students of any level.
Final grade will be based on active participation and a short presentation (report) in class, and a final, longer paper (ca. 15 pages) on a chosen or assigned topic.
TEXTBOOKS AND/OR CLASS MATERIALS:
El caballero de Olmedo
El castigo sin venganza
La dama boba
La buena guarda
El villano en su rincón
Los embustes de Celauro
Novelas a Marcia Leonarda
Poesía lírica (selections).
Some texts will be available in Xeroxed form.
SPN S328 • Spanish Civilization
MTWTHF 1130am-100pm SAC 5.102
Spanish Civilization provides an overview of the geography, history, art, architecture, music, and literature of Spain. The course is structured chronologically. We begin with the pre-history of the Iberian Peninsula (the Cave of Altamira) and end with present-day Spain. Special topics we will study over the course of the semester includeconvivencia, the watershed events that took place in 1492 (the conquest of Granada and the completion of the Reconquest, the expulsion of the Jews, and the first voyage of Columbus), the Spanish Missions in Texas, and the Spanish Civil War.
SPN 391 • Spanish Golden Age Poetry
W 1000am-100pm BEN 1.118
W 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The purpose of this course is to study the fundamental modalities of Spanish Renaissance and Baroque poetry: triumph of italianismo, petrarquismo, neoplatonismo and humanistic classicism in the first half of the 16th century; the nationalization of italianismo, the beginnings of cultismo as well as the religious mystic poetry of the subsequent epoch; culteranismo, conceptismo and naturalismo of the 17th century. Important aesthetic problems, like art and nature, imitation and invention will be, of course, closely examined.
We shall read the poetry of the most significant representatives of each period and modality: Boscán, Garcilaso and some of their disciples: Gutierre de Cetina, Francisco de Aldana; Fernando de Herrera, Fray Luis de León, S. Juan de la Cruz and S. Teresa de Jesús, Góngora, Quevedo, Lope, R. Caro, F. de Rioja, Jáuregui, J. de Valdivieso.
The first few weeks of classes will be spent in consideration of the exceptional nature of the Spanish Renaissance and of the historical and spiritual physiognomy of the Golden Age in general. Comparisons with contemporary literary and ideological currents elsewhere in Europe will be made with the aim of highlighting the peculiarity of the Spanish style.
The course is panoramic in nature, suited for both MA and PhD students.
Active participation in class. Special assignment for individual students. Final exam or paper.
E.L. Rivers, Poesía lírica del Siglo de Oro
Supplemented with copies of other selections.
Extensive bibliography of critical studies, traditional and new, will be given in class.