Spanish Fall 2017 Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

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 M.A, 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 "Storms in Lit of the Americas" with Charlotte Rogers

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 – This section has been cancelled and will not be offered during the Fall 2017 term.

SPAN 8210 – Teaching Foreign Languages with Emily Scida

TuTh 11:00-12:15PM in New CAB 287

Please direct 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.


Ficciones (1944)

El Aleph (1949)

El informe de Brodie (1970)

Poesía completa.

Textos en Collab.

Graduate Courses