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Spanish

Spring 2010


102. Elementary Spanish II
Maria Baez M  8:30 - 9:25
W  8:30 - 9:25
F  8:30 - 9:25
Sills-205
Continuation of Spanish 101. 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.

204. Intermediate Spanish II
John Turner M  8:30 - 9:25
W  8:30 - 9:25
F  8:30 - 9:25
Sills-109
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.

204. Intermediate Spanish II
Enrique Yepes M  10:30 - 11:25
W  10:30 - 11:25
F  10:30 - 11:25
Sills-207
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.

205. Advanced Spanish
Elena Cueto-Asin M  11:30 - 12:55
W  11:30 - 12:55
Sills-205
The study of a variety of journalistic and literary texts and visual media, together with an advanced grammar review, designed to increase written and oral proficiency, as well as appreciation of the cultural history of the Spanish-speaking world. Foundational course for the major. Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant.

209. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater
Gustavo Faveron-Patriau T  2:30 - 3:55
TH 2:30 - 3:55
Edward Pols House-Conf Room
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.

209. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Poetry and Theater
Enrique Yepes M  1:00 - 2:25
W  1:00 - 2:25
Sills-207
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.

210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Elena Cueto-Asin M  2:30 - 3:55
W  2:30 - 3:55
Sills-207
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.

210. Introduction to Hispanic Studies: Essay and Narrative
Nadia Celis T  10:00 - 11:25
TH 10:00 - 11:25
Sills-205
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.

326. A Body "of One's Own": Latina and Caribbean Women Writers
Nadia Celis T  2:30 - 3:55
TH 2:30 - 3:55
Sills-209
What do bodies tell or conceal? What does it mean to live in a female body? How does a body become a Self? These are some of the questions addressed in this study of contemporary literature by women writers from the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States Latina community. Films, popular music, soap operas, and advertising dialogue with literary works to explore the relationship between corporeality, power, and the development of female subjectivity, as well as the representation of female bodies in the construction of Caribbean and Latina identities. Authors include Julia Álvarez, Fanny Buitrago, Magali García Ramis, Judith Ortiz Cofer and Mayra Santos-Febres, among others.

334. Góngora and Gongorism
John Turner M  1:00 - 2:25
W  1:00 - 2:25
Professor's Office
Focuses on the poetry of Luis de Góngora in the context of the whole poetic tradition in Spanish. Góngora’s huge opus incorporates all previous poetic traditions, both oral and written, and has inspired a great many later poets either to imitate him or to reject his example. From the medieval period until today, an essential element of the Hispanic poetic tradition has been a powerful attraction to a very learned, formal, highly “poetic” language. Considers Góngora as the very center of this tendency in his ability to inspire, in readers and critics, the most contradictory reactions; Góngora has always been for some the greatest Spanish poet and for others the almost unreadable object of scorn.

337. Hispanic Short Story
Gustavo Faveron-Patriau T  11:30 - 12:55
TH 11:30 - 12:55
HL-311 (third floor)
An investigation of the short story as a literary genre, beginning in the nineteenth century, involving discussion of its aesthetics, as well as its political, social, and cultural ramifications in the Spanish-speaking world. Authors include Pardo Bazan, Echevarria, Borges, Cortazar, Garcia Marquez, Ferre, and others.

343. Imaginary Cities/Real Cities in Latin America
Carolyne Wolfenzon Niego M  2:30 - 3:55
W  2:30 - 3:55
HL-311 (third floor)
Examines the representation of urban spaces in Spanish American literature during the last six decades. While mid-twentieth century fictional towns such as Macondo and Comala tended to emphasize exoticism, marginality and remoteness, more recent narratives have abandoned the “magical” and tend to take place in metropolitan spaces that coincide with contemporary large cities such as Lima and Buenos Aires. The treatment of social class divisions and transgressions, territoriality and the impact of the space on the individual experience, are studied in novels, short stories and film from the 1950s to the present. Authors include Rulfo, García Márquez, Onetti, Donoso, Vargas Llosa, Sábato, Reynoso, Ribeyro, Piñera, Gutiérrez, Bellatín, Caicedo, and Junot Díaz, among others.