Masterpieces of Spanish and Spanish American Poetry
Specific topics to be announced in advance by the instructor.
SPAN 381 is an exploration of love and its many forms as seen by authors from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America from the Middle Ages to the Present, from the Medieval jarchas to today’s haikus, from classical sonnets to Romantic odes. Examples of readings: Garcilaso’s sonnets, Bécquer’s Rimas y leyendas, Gabriela Mistral’s Sonetos de la Muerte, Lorca’s Sonetos del amor oscuro, Pablo Neruda’s Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada and many contemporary authors. The course also has a creative component.