Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Jul 02, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 4310 - [Tales of Love and Violence]

(HB) (HA-AS) Satisfies Option 1.      
Fall. Not offered 2017-2018. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2095  and one (1) of the following courses: SPAN 2140 , SPAN 2150 , SPAN 2170   This is the senior seminar for Spanish majors. Conducted in Spanish.

M. A. Garcés.

The novella,a short fiction whose name alludes to both “novelty” and “news,” attained such perfection in the hands of Cervantes that he was called by one of his contemporaries “the Spanish Boccaccio.”  Despite the title of his collection, Novelas ejemplares, these narratives are not exemplary: their scenes of rape, seduction, adultery, and witchcraft not only challenged social structures and reigning ideologies, but also constituted daring literary experiments which question the status of fiction.  This course will trace the development of the novella in 16th- and 17th - century Spain, studying a range of short fictions by Miguel de Cervantes, María de Zayas, and other authors.

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