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Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
SPAN B002-001Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MWFCollege Hall 104Bishop,S.
Lecture: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM TTHCollege Hall 104
TA Session: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM TCollege Hall 102
SPAN B002-002Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFCollege Hall 104Arribas,I., Arribas,I., Arribas,I.
LEC: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTHCollege Hall 104
TA Session: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TCollege Hall 102
SPAN B002-003Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFCollege Hall 116Bishop,S.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTHCollege Hall 116
TA Session: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TCollege Hall 118
SPAN B002-004Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFCollege Hall 104Arribas,I.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTHCollege Hall 104
TA Session: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TCarpenter Library 17
SPAN B101-001Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFTaylor Hall GBerard,K.
TA Session: 5:10 PM- 6:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
TA Session: 6:10 PM- 7:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
TA Session: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
SPAN B101-002Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFTaylor Hall GBerard,K.
Lecture: 5:10 PM- 6:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
LEC: 6:10 PM- 7:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
LEC: 7:10 PM- 8:00 PM MTaylor Hall G
SPAN B102-001Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFDalton Hall 25Berard,K., Berard,K.
TA Session: 5:10 PM- 8:00 PM MTaylor Hall B
SPAN B102-002Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFCollege Hall 104Arribas,I.
SPAN B110-001Análisis cultural y grámatica en contextoSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWTaylor Hall BGaspar,M.
SPAN B120-001Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHDalton Hall 1Quintero,M.
SPAN B231-001El cuento y novela corta en EspañaSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHCarpenter Library 17Quintero,M.
SPAN B265-001Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migraciónSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHDalton Hall 212ASong,R.
SPAN B315-001El futuro ya llegó: relatos del presente en América LatinaSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM THCollege Hall 118Gaspar,M.
SPAN B323-001Memoria y Guerra CivilSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TCollege Hall 104Song,R.
SPAN B399-001Senior EssaySemester / 1
SPAN B399-002Senior EssaySemester / 1
GNST B245-001Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o StudiesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWTaylor Hall BGaspar,M.

Fall 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
SPAN B001-001Beginning Spanish ISemester / 1Lecture: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MWFInterim,R.
Lecture: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM TTH
SPAN B001-002Beginning Spanish ISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFArribas,I.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH
SPAN B001-003Beginning Spanish ISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFInterim,R.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH
SPAN B001-004Beginning Spanish ISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFArribas,I.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH
SPAN B100-001Basic Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFBerard,K.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH
SPAN B100-002Basic Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFInterim,R.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH
SPAN B101-001Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFBerard,K.
SPAN B101-002Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFBerard,K.
SPAN B102-001Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWSong,R.
SPAN B102-002Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFArribas,I.
SPAN B120-001Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHSacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B209-001Lo que hemos comido: Identidades en EspañaSemester / 1Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWSong,R.
SPAN B243-001Temas de la literatura hispana: Mitos coloniales, de la conquista al cine de hoySemester / 1LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHGaspar,M.
SPAN B320-001Visiones y revisiones del surrealismo españolSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM WSong,R.
SPAN B326-001Voces trasplantadas: teoría y práctica de la traducciónSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHGaspar,M.
SPAN B398-001Senior SeminarSemester / 1Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TDept. staff, TBA
SPAN B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
SPAN B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
ENGL B217-001Narratives of LatinidadSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWHarford Vargas,J.
ENGL B236-001Latina/o Culture and the Art of MigrationSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWHarford Vargas,J.
ITAL B213-001Theory in Practice:Critical Discourses in the Humanities: Critical TheoriesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWGiammei,A.

Spring 2019

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
SPAN B002-001Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM MWFInterim,R.
Lecture: 7:55 AM- 8:45 AM TTH
SPAN B002-002Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFArribas,I.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH
SPAN B002-003Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFInterim,R.
Lecture: 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM TTH
SPAN B002-004Beginning Spanish IISemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFArribas,I.
Lecture: 9:55 AM-10:45 AM TTH
SPAN B101-001Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-10:00 AM MWFBerard,K.
SPAN B101-002Intermediate SpanishSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWFBerard,K.
SPAN B102-001Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWFInterim,R.
SPAN B102-002Advanced Grammar Through CultureSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFArribas,I.
SPAN B120-001Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHGaspar,M.
SPAN B120-002Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHQuintero,M.
SPAN B208-001Drama y sociedad en EspañaSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHQuintero,M.
SPAN B211-001Borges y sus lectoresSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHSacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B216-001Introducción a la lingüística hispánicaSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWFBerard,K.
SPAN B309-001La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de OroSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM MQuintero,M.
SPAN B312-001Latin American and Latino Art and the Question of the MassesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM WGaspar,M.
SPAN B351-001Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literaturaSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TSacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
SPAN B403-001Supervised WorkSemester / 1Dept. staff, TBA
ENGL B274-001Ethnic Speculative FictionSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-12:45 PM TEnglish House Lecture HallDept. staff, TBA

2018-19 Catalog Data

SPAN B000 Spanish TA/Drill Sessions
Not offered 2018-19
TA/Drill sessions for Spanish courses.

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SPAN B001 Beginning Spanish I
Fall 2018
Develops basic communicative skills in both oral and written Spanish. Introduces students to different aspects of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Assumes no previous study of Spanish. The Tuesday class is a mandatory practice session with a teaching assistant.
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B002 Beginning Spanish II
Spring 2019
Second course of the First-year Spanish language sequence. Designed to develop basic communicative skills in both oral and written Spanish. Students are exposed to different aspects of Hispanic and Latino cultures. The Tuesday class is a mandatory practice session with a teaching assistant. Students who receive a 3.3 or above in this course may enroll in SPAN 101 the following semester. Students who receive a 3.0 or less must take SPAN 100. Prerequisite: SPAN B001 or placement.
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B100 Basic Intermediate Spanish
Fall 2018
A review of grammar with emphasis on all language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with group activities and individual presentations. A variety of readings from the Hispanic world will be included.
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B101 Intermediate Spanish
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
This course focuses on developing vocabulary and grammatical structures in all language skills in Spanish. A variety of readings from the Hispanic world will be included. There is a required additional hour conducted by a TA on Monday evenings from 5:10-6:00, 6:10-7:00 or 7:10-8:00. Prerequisite: Span100, a grade of 3.3 or above in SPAN 002, placement, or instructor's permission.
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B102 Advanced Grammar Through Culture
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
This course stresses mastery of complex grammatical constructions through selected readings from the Spanish-speaking world in a global context: art, folklore, geography, literature, sociopolitical issues, and multicultural perspectives. Written and oral proficiency is emphasized, with special emphasis on reading and writing. The class meets three days a week with the instructor. Additional hour of practice and conversation with a language assistant. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or placement or instructor's permission.
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B110 Análisis cultural y grámatica en contexto
Not offered 2018-19
An introduction to the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in a global context: art, folklore, geography, literature, sociopolitical issues, and multicultural perspectives. Written and oral proficiency is emphasized. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B119 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
Not offered 2018-19
This is an advanced course designed for students who want to improve their written and oral communicative abilities in Spanish. This course provides a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar with attention given to advanced concepts and structures. Writing skills are developed through the application of grammar concepts in composition. Students increase their aural/oral fluency through their participation in a variety of communicative activities such as performance of a one-act play, spoken word, debates, academic presentations, and interviews to the community. A wide range of questions will be discussed: current affairs, identity issues, literary and cultural topics from Spain and Latin America
Course does not meet an Approach

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SPAN B120 Introducción al análisis literario
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Readings from Spanish and Spanish-American works of various periods and genres (drama, poetry, short stories). Main focus on developing analytical skills with attention to improvement of grammar. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, or placement. This course can satisfy the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for the Spanish major.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en España
Spring 2019
A study of the rich dramatic tradition of Spain from the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) to the 20th century within specific cultural and social contexts. The course considers a variety of plays as manifestations of specific sociopolitical issues and problems. Topics include theater as a site for fashioning a national identity; the dramatization of gender conflicts; and plays as vehicles of protest in repressive circumstances. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequiste: SPAN B120; or another SPAN 200-level course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B209 Lo que hemos comido: Identidades en España
Fall 2018
This course considers the relationship between the food we eat and our sense of identity in the context of regional identity politics in Spain. We will review the historical tension as they surface in diverse linguistic and cultural communities and currently challenged by the new wave of immigration to the peninsula. Amid this intersection of different cultures and practices, we will study how each region as turned to its traditional cuisine and local culinary products to strengthen their sense of regional identity while strategizing to communicate this uniqueness beyond the brand of "Spain" to the world. We will examine, for instance, how this new trend compares to the tourism industry endorsed by the dictatorship in the 1960s. This discussion will serve as a case study to explore how communities remember and narrate their own histories to themselves and to others, using concepts such as taste, terroir, memory, and identity. Students in the course will view films and read fiction, essays, and culinary essays from around Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or permission of instructor
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores
Spring 2019
Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequisite: SPAN B120; or another SPAN 200-level course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B216 Introducción a la lingüística hispánica
Spring 2019
A survey of the field of Hispanic linguistics. We will explore the sounds and sound patterns of Spanish (phonetics and phonology), how words are formed (morphology), the structure and interpretation of sentences (syntax and semantics), language use (pragmatics), the history and dialects of the Spanish language, and second language acquisition. Prerequisite: SPAN B120 or permission of the instructor. Critical Interpretation (CI)
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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SPAN B219 Focus: Imaginando Barcelona
Not offered 2018-19
An introduction to the textual and visual representation of the city of Barcelona, a key geographical, historical, political, and cultural referent for Spain and Catalonia. In this course we will read past and present texts that narrate the origins and the symbolic significance of this city and discuss recent films that capture the evolving experience of its residents, as a global destination for many and a city of immigrants. Prerequisite: SPAN B110 or SPAN B120.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B225 La poesía hispanoamericana
Not offered 2018-19
Study of poetic language from the Avant-garde movements to the present. Special attention to key figures. Prerequiste: Spanish 120 or another 200-level course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)

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SPAN B231 El cuento y novela corta en España
Not offered 2018-19
Traces the development of the novella and short story in Spain, from its origins in the Middle Ages to our time. The writers will include Pardo Bazán, Cervantes, Clarín, Don Juan Manuel, Matute, Zayas, and a number of contemporary writers such as Mayoral and Montero. Our approach will include formal and thematic considerations, and attention will be given to sociopolitical and historical contexts. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120; or another SPAN 200-level course.Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latino/a Studies.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B232 Encuentros culturales en América Latina
Not offered 2018-19
This course introduces canonical Latin American texts through translation scenes represented in them. Arranged chronologically since the first encounters during the conquest until contemporary times, the readings trace different modulations of a constant linguistic and cultural preoccupation with translation in Latin America. Translation scenes are analyzed through close reading, and then considered as barometers for understanding the broader cultural climate. Special emphasis is placed on key notions for literary analysis and translation studies, as well as for linking the literary text with cultural, social, political, and historical processes. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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SPAN B233 Focus: La Habana y sus textos
Not offered 2018-19
La Habana (a historical, artistic and literary crossroad) is studied in its intersemiotic complexity. Readings from the colonial period to the present. Authors included, among others: La Condesa de Merlín, Alexander von Humboldt, Alejo Carpentier, José Lezama Lima. Selective films by Fernando Pérez and other Cuban directors. Prerequisite: SPAN B110 or SPAN B120.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B234 El cuento de lo fantástico en Hispanoamérica
Not offered 2018-19
A survey of Spanish American short story, focused on the fantastic. Authors include Poe, Quiroga, Borges, Cortázar, Ocampo, Peri Rossi, Ferré, Mutis, Poniatowska and Valenzuela. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 120
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B243 Temas de la literatura hispana
Section 001 (Fall 2018): Mitos coloniales, de la conquista al cine de hoy
Fall 2018
This is a topic course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN B120; or another 200-level. This course can satisfy the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for the Spanish major.
Current topic description: The early writings of the New World straddle between history and fantasy, fact and legend. This period is rich in chronicles that made no distinction between real and imaginary places and creatures, at a time when ambitious colonial enterprises were guided by myths (finding El Dorado, the Fountain of Youth, Paradise.) This course examines fantasies of imperial imagination that have persisted to this day by looking at both early chronicles and recent films.

Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B252 Compassion, Indignation, and Anxiety in Latin American Film
Not offered 2018-19
Stereotypically, Latin Americans are viewed as "emotional people"--often a euphemism to mean irrational, impulsive, wildly heroic, fickle. This course takes this expression at face value to ask: Are there particular emotions that identify Latin Americans? And, conversely, do these "people" become such because they share certain emotions? Can we find a correlation between emotions and political trajectories? To answer these questions, we will explore three types of films that seem to have, at different times, taken hold of the Latin American imagination and feelings: melodramas (1950s-1960s), documentaries (1970s-1990s), and "low-key" comedies (since 2000s.)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Film Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano
Not offered 2018-19
A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequisite: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B265 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración
Not offered 2018-19
Fiction by women writers from Spain in the 20th and 21st century. Breaking the traditional female stereotypes during and after Franco's dictatorship, the authors explore through their creative writing changing sociopolitical and cultural issues including regional identities and immigration. Topics of discussion include gender marginality, feminist studies and the portrayal of women in contemporary society. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B307 Cervantes
Not offered 2018-19
A study of themes, structure, and style of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote and its impact on world literature. In addition to a close reading of the text and a consideration of narrative theory, the course examines the impact of Don Quijote on the visual arts, music, film, and popular culture. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Course fulfills pre-1700 requirement and HC's pre-1898 requirement
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro
Spring 2019
A study of the depiction of women in the fiction, drama, and poetry of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. Topics include the construction of gender; the idealization and codification of women's bodies; the politics of feminine enclosure (convent, home, brothel, palace); and the performance of honor. The first half of the course will deal with representations of women by male authors (Calderón, Cervantes, Lope, Quevedo) and the second will be dedicated to women writers such as Teresa de Ávila, Ana Caro, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and María de Zayas. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Course fulfills pre-1700 requirement and HC's pre-1898 requirement.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B311 Crimen y detectives en la narrativa hispánica contemporánea
Not offered 2018-19
An analysis of the rise of the hard-boiled genre in contemporary Hispanic narrative and its contrast to classic detective fiction, as a context for understanding contemporary Spanish and Latin American culture. Discussion of pertinent theoretical implications and the social and political factors that contributed to the genre's evolution and popularity. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.

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SPAN B312 Latin American and Latino Art and the Question of the Masses
Spring 2019
The course examines the ways in which Latin American and Latino texts (paintings, murals, sculptures, and some narratives) construct "minor," "featureless" and "anonymous" characters, thus demarcating how and which members of society can and cannot advance a plot, act independently and/or be agents of change. By focusing the attention on what is de-emphasized, we will explore how artistic works, through their form, are themselves political actors in the social life of Latin America, the US, and beyond. We will also consider the place of Latin American and Latino Art in the US imaginary and in institutions such as museums and galleries. Prerequisites: Course is taught in English and is open to all juniors or seniors who have taken at least one 200-level course in a literature department. Students seeking Spanish credit must have taken BMC Spanish 110 and/or 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Museum Studies

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SPAN B315 El futuro ya llegó: relatos del presente en América Latina
Not offered 2018-19
Taught in Spanish. In the 21st Century, "Here and now" is not what it used to be. There is no single "here" but instead multiple, coexisting realities (that of the cellphone, the street, the 'world'.) There's no clear present when the "now" is multiple. In this course we will explore 21st century Latin American shorts-stories, films, works of art, and novellas that synchronize with our contemporary circumstances---fictions and representations where realities alternate, identities flow, and the world appears oddly out of scale. As contemporaries, you will also be asked to write fictions about life "here and now." Throughout, we will keep two fundamental questions in mind: What is reality (here)? What is the contemporary (now)? Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B317 Poéticas del deseo y el poder en la lírica del Siglo de Oro
Not offered 2018-19
A study of the evolution of the lyric in Spain during the Renaissance and Baroque periods beginning with the oral tradition and the imitation of Petrarch. Topics include: the representation of women as objects of desire and pre-texts for writing, the political and national subtexts for lyric production, the self-fashioning and subjectivity of the lyric voice, theories of parody and imitation, and the feminine appropriation of the Petrarchan tradition. Although concentrating on the poetry of Spain, reading will include texts from Italy, France, England and Mexico. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: at least one 200-level course. Counts toward Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B318 Adaptaciones literarias en el cine español
Not offered 2018-19
Film adaptations of literary works have been popular since the early years of cinema in Spain. This course examines the relationship between films and literature, focusing on the theory and practice of film adaptation. Attention will be paid to the political and cultural context in which these texts are being published and made into films. Students will be required to attend film screenings or view films on their own devices. Prerequisite: A 200-level course in Spanish.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Film Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B320 Visiones y revisiones del surrealismo español
Fall 2018
A multimedia study of the development of a surrealistic ethic in Spain in the 20th century as represented chiefly in the works of Federico García Lorca, Luis Buñuel, and Salvador Dalí, among others. The scope and validity of the Spanish surrealistic movement will be examined in relation to its originating principles: Freud's psychoanalytic theory, and the artistic and political manifestos of the avant-garde. Through the study of works of poetry, art, and film, we will also discuss the relationship between the theoretical and historical background of this artistic movement as we contrast art and politics, artistic freedom and political commitment.

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SPAN B321 Surrealismo al afrorrealismo
Not offered 2018-19
Examines artistic texts that trace the development and relationships of surrealism, lo real maravilloso americano, realismo mágico and afrorealismo. Manifestos and literary works by Latin American authors will be emphasized: Miguel Angel Asturias, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Quince Duncan. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B323 Memoria y Guerra Civil
Not offered 2018-19
A look into the Spanish Civil War and its wide-ranging international significance as both the military and ideological testing ground for World War II. This course examines the endurance of myths related to this conflict and the cultural memory it has produced along with the current negotiations of the past that is taking place in democratic Spain. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B326 Voces trasplantadas: teoría y práctica de la traducción
Fall 2018
Taught in Spanish. Translation has been argued to be both impossible and inevitable. Theoretically impossible, because no two languages are perfectly equivalent; practically inevitable, because cultures, and human beings, are constantly interpreting one another--and understanding themselves in the process. This course is an introduction to translation as a practice with linguistic, literary, and cultural implications. It is organized in three steps. We will begin by exploring the linguistic aspect of translation: the theories (and myths) about language difference and equivalence, and how they can be put into practice. Then we will focus on translating literary texts of different genres (from canonical epics to film, from poems to short stories and proverbs), and we will simultaneously examine how the various types of texts have spurred very different opinions about what is a good or bad translation, what is desirable, and what is not. Finally, we will trace the role of translation in cultural exchanges, as well as its defining presence in contemporary debates on "world literature." Prerequisite: At least one 200 level Spanish course.

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SPAN B351 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura
Spring 2019
An examination of Cuba, its history and its literature with emphasis on the analysis of cultural and economic transformations. Major topics include slavery and resistance; Cuba's struggles for freedom; changing cultural policies and film of the Revolution. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B370 Literatura y delincuencia
Not offered 2018-19
A study of the origins, development and transformation of the picaresque genre from its origins in 16th- and 17th-century Spain through the 21st century. Using texts, literature, painting, and film from Spain and Latin America, we will explore topics such as the construction of the fictive self, the poetics and politics of criminality, transgression in gender and class. Among the topics to be discussed: criminalization of poverty, prostitution, and the feminine picaresque. Prerequiste: At least one SPAN 200-level course. Course fulfills pre-1700 requirement and HC's pre-1898 requirement.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B398 Senior Seminar
The study of special topics, critical theory and approaches with primary emphasis on Hispanic literatures. A requirement for all Spanish Majors. Some topics and readings will be prepared in consultation with the students.

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SPAN B399 Senior Essay
Available only to Spanish majors whose proposals are approved by the department, Students must identify a faculty member as director of the essay during the Fall semester of the senior year.

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SPAN B403 Supervised Work
Independent reading, conferences, and a long paper; offered to senior students recommended by the department.

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SPAN B403 Supervised Work
Independent reading, conferences, and a long paper; offered to senior students recommended by the department.

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad
Fall 2018
This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as struggles for social justice, the damaging effects of machismo and racial hierarchies, the politics of Spanglish, and the affective experience of migration. By analyzing a range of cultural production, including novels, poetry, testimonial narratives, films, activist art, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinidad in the Americas.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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ENGL B236 Latina/o Culture and the Art of Migration
Fall 2018
Gloria Anzaldúa has famously described the U.S.-Mexico border as an open wound and the border culture that arises from this fraught site as a third country. This course will explore how Chicana/os and Latina/os creatively represent different kinds of migrations across geo-political borders and between cultural traditions to forge transnational identities and communities. We will use cultural production as a lens for understanding how citizenship status, class, gender, race, and language shape the experiences of Latin American migrants and their Latina/o children. We will also analyze alternative metaphors and discourses of resistance that challenge anti-immigrant rhetoric and reimagine the place of undocumented migrants and Latina/os in contemporary U.S. society. Over the course of the semester, we will probe the role that literature, art, film, and music can play in the struggle for migrants' rights and minority civil rights, querying how the imagination and aesthetics can contribute to social justice. We will examine a number of different genres, as well as read and apply key theoretical texts on the borderlands and undocumented migration.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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ENGL B274 Ethnic Speculative Fiction
Spring 2019
This course will explore how Latina/os, Latin Americans, African Americans, and Native Americas deploy speculative fiction to interrogate white supremacy and imperialism and to imagine decolonial futures. We will analyze representations of racism, heteropatriarchy, classism, colonialism, environmental destruction, and anti-immigrant discrimination in what Walidah Imarisha terms "visionary fiction." Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts such as intersectionality, modernity/coloniality, Afrofuturism, marvelous realism, and zombie capitalism that will help them unpack the critical work accomplished by genre fiction. Over the course of the semester, we will probe the role that literature, comic books, film, and art can play in the struggle to build more radically egalitarian societies, querying how the imagination and aesthetics can contribute to social justice.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Not offered 2018-19
A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The class introduces the methods and interests of all departments in the concentration, posing problems of cultural continuity and change, globalization and struggles within dynamic histories, political economies, and creative expressions. Course is taught in English.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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ITAL B213 Theory in Practice:Critical Discourses in the Humanities
Section 001 (Fall 2018): Critical Theories
Fall 2018
What is a postcolonial subject, a queer gaze, a feminist manifesto? And how can we use (as readers of texts, art, and films) contemporary studies on animals and cyborgs, object oriented ontology, zombies, storyworlds, neuroaesthetics? In this course we will read some pivotal theoretical texts from different fields, with a focus on race&ethnicity and gender&sexuality. Each theory will be paired with a masterpiece from Italian culture (from Renaissance treatises and paintings to stories written under fascism and postwar movies). We will discuss how to apply theory to the practice of interpretation and of academic writing, and how theoretical ideas shaped what we are reading. Class conducted in English, with an additional hour in Italian for students seeking Italian credit.
Current topic description: What is a postcolonial subject, a queer gaze, a feminist manifesto? And how can we use (as readers of texts, art, and films) contemporary studies on animals and cyborgs, object oriented ontology, zombies, storyworlds, neuroaesthetics? In this course we will read some pivotal theoretical texts from different fields, with a focus on race&ethnicity and gender&sexuality. Each theory will be paired with a masterpiece from Italian culture (from Renaissance treatises and paintings to stories written under fascism and postwar movies). We will discuss how to apply theory to the practice of interpretation and of academic writing, and how theoretical ideas shaped what we are reading. Class conducted in English, with an additional hour in Italian for students seeking Italian credit.

Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Film Studies

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