Fall 2024

Literature and Culture of the Hispanic World

Listed in: Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-301  |  Spanish, as SPAN-301


Sara J. Brenneis (Section 02)
Ludmila Ferrari (Section 01)


(Offered as SPAN 301 and LLAS 301) This course provides an introduction to the diverse literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world over the course of six centuries, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. Students will learn the tools, language, and critical vocabulary for advanced work reading the canon of Hispanic literatures from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin, identifying aesthetic trends, historical periods and diverse genres such as poetry, narrative, theater and film. The syllabus will include a wide variety of authors of different national, political, and artistic persuasions and an array of linguistic styles. This course prepares students for advanced work in Spanish and for study abroad.

Requisite: SPAN 202, instructor permission or placement into the course via AP, SAT or placement exam score. Proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish are required. Fall semester: Professor Brenneis and Professor Ferrari. Spring semester: Professor Infante.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Readings, discussion participation, visual analysis, independent research, oral presentations, written work, instruction in Spanish, take-home exams.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024