Spanish 107A: Survey of Spanish Literature, Medieval to Baroque

TuTh 11A-12:30P, WHEELER 104 | Instructor: Navarrete | CCN: 21273

Units: 4

Prerequisites: Span 25

This survey course in Medieval and early modern literature will cover the evolution of narrative, lyric, and dramatic genres from the 13th century to Calderón de la Barca in the 17th, and put them in the context of the social transformations of their time, particularly the complex relationships between Christian Spain and its Jewish and Muslim counterparts. Works and authors to be studied include a Medieval epic, Arabic-derived frame tales, La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, poems from the oral ballad tradition and by the Marqués de Santillana, Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, San Juan de la Cruz, Góngora and Quevedo; two short novels by Cervantes and his contemporary María de Zayas, and plays by Calderón and his contemporary Ana Caro. Students will write two short, 3-4 page papers and take two midterms and a final.