Prerequisites: Span 25
This course will focus on the close reading of Spanish poems, from the earliest recorded forms of medieval lyric to the poetry of contemporary Spain. We will move through key poetic movements from the Middle Ages to today. Our primary focus, however, will be on individual poems and techniques of critical reading and interpretation. By the end of the course students should have both a sense of the historical evolution of lyric poetry in Spain and practical training in reading and responding to poetry—and literature more generally. Two 5-page papers, Midterm, take-home final exam.