SPAN 5350 – Golden Age with Ricardo Padrón
Mo 3:30-6:00PM in New CAB 036
This course provides a graduate-level introduction to the canonical literature of early modern Spain ca. 1520- 1680. Critical readings of narrative (the picaresque novel, Cervantes), lyric (Italianate poetry from Garcilaso to Quevedo), and dramatic texts (primarily the comedia) will constitute the core of the course, although some attention will be paid to literary and cultural history, as well as questions of critical method. The course is intended for MA students and Distinguished Majors in Spanish, but any graduate student is welcome, as long as he or she has the necessary language competency.
SPAN 7220 – History of the Language with Omar Veláquez-Mendoza
TuTh 2:00-3:15PM in New CAB 395
This course traces the historical development of the Spanish language (mainly) from its origins as a spoken Latin variety to the present. Topics include: The relationship between language change and language variation; the Indo-European language family; Romanization of the Iberian Peninsula; Classical vs. 'Vulgar' Latin; Spanish among the Romance varieties; Visigothic and Arab influence on the Spanish language; Latin and Medieval Spanish word order; Latin/Romance Diglossia in the High Middle Ages; Koineization in Medieval Spanish; Renaissance and Colonial Spanish. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. No previous coursework in linguistics required. Conducted in Spanish. Fulfills the historical requirement for the M.A. program.
SPAN 7850 – Themes and Genres with Charlotte Rogers and Distinguished Visiting Professor Eduardo Mendoza
Section 001 – Tu 3:30-6:00PM in New CAB 283 with Charlotte Rogers
“Savage Storms in Narratives from the Americas”
This course takes an eco-critical approach to literature by examining how hurricanes in the Americas shape the societies and stories that lie in their paths. Tropical storms have long given rise to tales of wonder and fear from the Caribbean islands and coastal Central America to Mexico and New Orleans. We will read works by authors who reinvent storms in literary works as major climactic and climatic events. The broader goal of the course is to consider how human activities aggravate or ameliorate the effects of storms on peoples of the Americas, from Katrina to Cuba. By examining storytelling about storms, we can better envision our future amid rising ocean temperatures and the increasing frequency and intensity of tropical weather events.
Section 002 – We 3:30-6:00PM with Distinguished Visiting Professor Eduardo Mendoza
“The Contemporary Spanish Novel”
This class will read and comment significant novels published in Spain from Juan Marsé’s Últimas tardes con Teresa (1966) to Jenn Díaz’ Mujer sin hijo (2013), including several novels by Eduardo Mendoza. The class will be taught by one of the most distinguished Spanish novelists, Mr. Mendoza, winner of numerous prizes, among them the highest honor granted to a writer in Spain, the Premio Cervantes, which he received in 2016. Active class participation, written weekly comments, and final paper.
SPAN 8210 – Teaching Foreign Languages with Emily Scida
TuTh 11:00-12:15PM in New CAB 287
Please director inquiries to the instructor.
SPAN 8560 –Seminars: Spanish America Modern Period "Borges and Theory" with Gustavo Pellón
Tu 3:30-6:00PM in New CAB 283
Este curso se propone estudiar la obra de Jorge Luis Borges con énfasis en sus cuentos, sin excluir algunos ensayos y poemas. El curso examinará la obra de Borges desde la perspectiva de la literatura comparada y a Borges como lector y escritor de literatura mundial. En particular, prestaremos atención al interés de Borges en la teoría literaria y al interés de la teoría literaria por la obra de Borges.
El Aleph (1949)
El informe de Brodie (1970)
Textos en Collab.