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Love, Honor, and Identity in Spanish Comedia of the Golden Age

This course explores the representations of love, honor, and identity in some of the most emblematic plays written by Cervantes, Lope, Tirso, Alarcón, and Calderón, among others. While we will examine the various ways in which different playwrights interpret, stage, and adapt such themes as love, honor, and identity, we will also deliberate over the extent to which their representations engage with history, religion, politics, and other literary genres. Moreover, we will combine our critical discussions of these topics with a thorough study of Spanish dramaturgy as it developed from late 12th century until late 17th century.


Prerequisites: SPAN 371 and 373; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.

Previously Offered:

Fall 2017, Fall 2020