SPAN266 / PORT266
Private Feelings, Public Lives: An Introduction to Early Modern Iberian Literatures and Cultures

How did authors find new ways to think about the self in the Iberian Peninsula? How do their lives and works relate to the transformation of Spanish and Portuguese into global languages? This course constitutes an introduction to the literary and cultural production of Spain and Portugal from 1492 to 1681. We will discuss why the works of this period are considered "classics" and have an enduring impact in the Hispanic world. Analysis of key texts will be accompanied by samples of painting and music. Topics include: the importance of concepts such as love and honor in the private and public spheres, the role of ethnic identities and political processes in the representation of the Iberian modern subject, women writers, and self-representation through writing.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Crosslisted Courses:

Prerequisites: Open to students who have completed SPAN 241 or SPAN 242  or equivalent (AP 5) or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Arraiza-Rivera

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered