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1101 {101} c. Elementary Spanish I. Every fall. Fall 2014. Esmeralda Ulloa.

An introduction to the grammar of Spanish, aiming at comprehension, reading, writing, and simple conversation. Emphasis is on grammar structure, with frequent oral drills. Spanish 1101 {101} is primarily open to first- and second-year students, with a limited number of spaces available for juniors and seniors who have had less than one year of high school Spanish.

1102 {102} c. Elementary Spanish II. Every spring. Spring 2015. Margaret Boyle.

Three class hours per week and weekly conversation sessions with assistant, plus laboratory assignments. An introduction to the grammar of Spanish, aiming at comprehension, reading, writing, and simple conversation. More attention is paid to reading and writing.

Prerequisite: Spanish 1101 {101} or the equivalent.

1103 c. Accelerated Elementary Spanish. Spring 2015. Genie Wheelwright.

Three class hours per week, plus one hour of weekly drill and conversation sessions with a teaching fellow. Covers in one semester what is covered in two semesters in the Spanish 1101–1102 (101–102) sequence. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis on listening comprehension and spoken Spanish. By placement or permission of instructor, for students with an advanced knowledge of a romance language or who would benefit from a review in the beginner’s stages.

Prerequisite: Placement in Spanish 1103 or permission of the instructor.

2203 {203} c. Intermediate Spanish I. Every fall. Fall 2014. Genie Wheelwright.

Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the teaching assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

Prerequisite: Spanish 1102 {102} or placement in Spanish 2203.

2204 {204} c. Intermediate Spanish II. Fall 2014. Nadia V. Celis. Spring 2015. Gustavo Faverón Patriau and Enrique Yepes.

Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with the assistant. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on readings in modern literature.

Prerequisite: Spanish 2203 {203} or placement in Spanish 2204.

2305 {205} c. Advanced Spanish. Every semester. Fall 2014. Elena Cueto Asín and Enrique Yepes. Spring 2015. Nadia V. Celis and Carolyn Wolfenzon.

Studies topics in the political and cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world in the twentieth century, together with an advanced grammar review. Covers a variety of texts and media and is designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the intellectual and artistic traditions of Spain and Latin America. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant. (Same as Latin American Studies 2205 {205}.)

Prerequisite: Spanish 2204 {204} or placement in Spanish 2305.

2409 {209} c - IP. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater. Every semester. Fall 2014. Gustavo Faverón Patriau. Spring 2015. Elena Cueto Asín and Enrique Yepes.

A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of poetry and theater. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context. One weekly workshop with assistant in addition to class time. Conducted in Spanish. (Same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}.)

Prerequisite: Spanish 2305 {205} (same as Latin American Studies 2205 {205}) or permission of the instructor.

2410 {210} c - IP. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative. Every semester. Fall 2014. Nadia V. Celis and Carolyn Wolfenzon. Spring 2015. Gustavo Faverón Patriau.

A chronological introduction to the cultural production of the Spanish-speaking world from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particular emphasis on the analysis of essay and narrative. Examines major literary works and movements in their historical and cultural context. (Same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}.)

Prerequisite: Spanish 2305 {205} (same as Latin American Studies 2205 {205}) or permission of the instructor.

[2505 {250} c - ESD. The Making of a Race: Latino Fictions.] (Same as English 2570 {250} and Latin American Studies 2005 {250}.)]

2515 c - IP. Reading Don Quixote. Spring 2015. Margaret Boyle.

Provides a semester immersion in the reading, words, and libraries of Don Quixote and its author Miguel de Cervantes. Explores the material culture of early modern Spain as well as its afterlife and resurgence into the digital world in juxtaposition with close reading of the novel. Provides an introduction to manuscript and book culture through intensive collaboration with Bowdoin College special collections. Course discussion, reading, and writing in English. Students wishing to take the course for credit in Spanish should enroll in Spanish 3115.

3000–3099 {301–309}. Topics in Hispanic Cultures. Every year. The Department.

Designed to provide advanced students with an understanding of cultural developments and debates in specific regions of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

[3002 {302} c. The Idea of Latin America. (Same as Latin American Studies 3202 {302}.)]

[3005 {305} c - ESD. The Making of a Race: Latino Fictions. (Same as English 2571
{221} and Latin American Studies 3005 {305}.)]

3100-3999 {310–349}. Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies. Every year. The Department.

Designed to provide advanced students with the opportunity to deepen the study of specific aspects of the cultural production from the Spanish-speaking world with particular emphasis on literary analysis. Conducted in Spanish.

3114 c. Fighting Fascism: The Spanish Civil War and Cinema. Spring 2015. Elena Cueto Asín.

Takes the Spanish Civil War as a case to study the way in which war in its many facets has been represented in cinema from the 1930s to present. Examines how the subject of war is taken up by different genres: newsreel, documentary, adventure, drama, horror, fantasy, and romantic comedy. Analyzes films from Spain alongside examples from the United States, Britain, France, and Mexico, paying special attention to how the political dimensions of the Spanish war, in the international context of the fight against Fascism, are subject to different interpretations of the conflict’s significance for history. Conducted in English. Writing assignments to be completed in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}) or 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}).

3115 c. Reading Don Quixote. Spring 2015. Margaret Boyle.

Provides a semester immersion in the reading, words, and libraries of Don Quixote and its author Miguel de Cervantes. Explores the material culture of early modern Spain as well as its afterlife and resurgence into the digital world in juxtaposition with close reading of the novel. Provides an introduction to manuscript and book culture through intensive collaboration with Bowdoin College special collections. Course discussion in English, all writing and supplementary reading in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

[3117 {317} c. Almodóvar, Before and After: Reading Spanish Film.]

[3218 {318} c. A Journey around Macondo: García Márquez and His Contemporaries. Spring 2015. Nadia Celis.

Studies the main topics, techniques, and contributions of Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez as presented in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Explores the actual locations, social, cultural and literary trends that inspired the creation of Macondo, the so-called “village of the world” where the novel takes place, and the universal themes to which this imaginary town relates. Contemporary authors include Fuenmayor, Cepeda Samudio, and Rojas Herazo. (Same as Latin American Studies 3218.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

3219 {319} c. Letters from the Asylum: Madness and Representation in Latin American Fiction. Fall 2014. Gustavo Faverón Patriau.

Explores the concept of madness and the varying representations of mental illness in twentieth-century Latin American fiction. Readings include short stories and novels dealing with the issues of schizophrenia, paranoia, and psychotic behavior by authors such as Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Cristina Rivera Garza, and Carlos Fuentes. Also studies the ways in which certain authors draw from the language and symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoia in order to construct the narrative format of their works and in order to enhance their representation of social, political, and historical conjunctures. Authors include Diamela Eltit, Ricardo Piglia, César Aira, and Roberto Bolaño. (Same as Latin American Studies 3219.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

3223 {323} c. The War of the (Latin American) Worlds. Fall 2014. Carolyn Wolfenzon.

Discusses the historical, social, and political consequences of the clash between tradition and modernity in Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as seen through novels, short stories, and film. Particular attention given to the ways in which the processes of modernization have caused the coexistence of divergent “worlds” within Latin American countries. Analyzes different social and political reactions to these conflictive realities, focusing on four cases: the Mexican Revolution, the Cuban Revolution, the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile, and Andean insurgencies in Perú. Authors may include José Martí, Simón Bolívar, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Bolaño, Mario Vargas Llosa, Cromwell Jara, Elena Poniatowska, Reinaldo Arenas, Juan Rulfo, and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. (Same as Latin American Studies 3223 {323}.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

[3226 {326} c. A Body “of One’s Own”: Latina and Caribbean Women Writers. (Same as Gender and Women’s Studies 3326 {326} and Latin American Studies 3226 {326}.)]

3232 {332} c. Poetry and Social Activism in Latin America. Fall 2014. Enrique Yepes.

Considers the aesthetic and thematic problems posed by socially committed poetry during the last 100 years in Spanish America, from the avant-garde to the present. Authors include Mistral, Vallejo, Neruda, Guillén, Cardenal, Belli, and Dalton, among others. (Same as Latin American Studies 3232 {332}.)

Prerequisite: Two of the following: Spanish 2409 {209} (same as Latin American Studies 2409 {209}), 2410 {210} (same as Latin American Studies 2410 {210}), 3200 {310} or higher; or permission of the instructor.

[3237 {337} c. Hispanic Short Story. (Same as Latin American Studies 3237 {337}.)]

[3239 {339} c. Borges and the Borgesian. (Same as Latin American Studies 3239 {339}.)]

[3243 {343} c. Imaginary Cities/Real Cities in Latin America. (Same as Latin American Studies 3243 {343}.)]

[3244 c. Romantic Spain.]

[3245 {345} c. Ecological Thought in Latin American Literature. (Same as Environmental Studies 2485 {285} and Latin American Studies 3245 {345}.)]

[3246 {346} c. Dressing and Undressing in Early Modern Spain. (Same as Gender and Women’s Studies 3316 {316}.)]

4000–4003 {401–404} c. Independent Study in Spanish. The Department.

4029 {405} c. Collaborative Study in Spanish. The Department.

4050–4051 c. Honors Project in Spanish. The Department.


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