Spanish Courses

 

Winter 2020

Winter 2020

SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish I Sections

Fundamentals of the Spanish language. Communicate with basic vocabulary in common tasks and situations related to present and future events. Aligned with CEFR level A1 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. [accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners' Spanish I Students with Spanish 12 need approval from a department advisor to receive credits for this course. Beginners' Spanish I. Spanish 101 introduces students to the fundamentals of the Spanish language while involving them in personalized activities that require interactive communication. Students discuss and describe everyday activities within the context of common tasks and situations (the first day of classes, talking on the phone, looking for work, going to a party, weekend activities, etc.). The course includes group interaction and grammatical explanations. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and basic structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and peer interaction. The course also promotes intercultural awareness. Spanish...
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SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish II Sections

Continuation of foundational elements of the language. Communicate using essential vocabulary in common tasks and situations related to past, present and future events. Aligned with CEFR level A1 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. [accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] Beginners Spanish II SPAN 102 Beginners Spanish II, builds on the language skills acquired in Spanish 101, which is its prerequisite. The objective of the course is to involve students in personalized activities that require interactive communication, intercultural knowledge, and real-world engagement with course materials.  Participants will listen to, discuss, and write about common daily activities with reflexive constructions,  past events, commands and obligations, and more.  The course includes cultural activities and readings, grammatical explanations and tutorials, and small and large group interaction in class and through Collaborate Ultra.  The online materials and experiences provided in the Experiencias eTextbook and WileyPlus are intended to highlight cultural topics and grammatical structures, through an emphasis on...
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SPAN201 Elementary Spanish I Sections

Expansion of fundamentals. Enhanced ability to exchange information, discuss the past and future, and express wishes, hopes and feelings in common personal and social contexts. Aligned with CEFR level A1-A2 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. [accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] Elementary Spanish I This course reviews the fundamentals of the language while involving learners in interactive communication and in the development of their reading and writing skills. Students demonstrate fluency discussing everyday activities, competence in reporting and describing past events, and proficiency expressing subjunctive notions of volition, emotion and doubt within the context of topical tasks and situations. Students can expect grammatical explanations and active participation in group interaction. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish. Spanish 201 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Experiencias Intermediate 9781119471103 (eText...
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SPAN202 Elementary Spanish II Sections

Expansion of fundamental notions and presentation of more elaborate structures in a variety of tenses and modes. Communicate to explore Hispanic culture and to hypothesize about present and past situations. Aligned with CEFR level A2 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. [accordions collapsible=true active=false style=accordion-container] [accordion title="Course Description - Summer" style="accordion-style1"] Elementary Spanish II Spanish 202 is the continuation of Spanish 201. The course proceeds with the introduction of language structures of increased complexity while requiring learners to engage in interactive communication. This course includes group interaction and the discussion (oral and written) of selected readings. A film will be shown in class. Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in the use of pertinent vocabulary and structures by means of self-expression (oral and written) and functional translation. The course also attempts to promote cultural awareness. Classes are conducted in Spanish. Spanish 202 is a 3-credit course. Required text: Experiencias Intermediate 9781119471103 (eText + WileyPlus) Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent Note: SPAN 202 satisfies the language requirement for the Faculty of Arts.  Students with Grade...
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SPAN206 Conversational Spanish I Sections

Emphasizes communication skills through discussion, debate, and presentations; developing oral fluency and listening comprehension, through discussion of written texts and films. May include experiential learning projects involving native speakers from the Hispanic community.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. Conversational Spanish I Spanish 206 is designed to enhance communication skills and provide additional practice to improve oral expression and comprehension and reading and writing skills, while increasing awareness of Hispanic culture and community engagement through community projects and interaction with guests from the Hispanic community. It is geared towards students who already have a good general knowledge of grammar and a certain ability to express themselves orally but want to improve (after Spanish 202 or with instructor permission). Students are expected to participate in discussions, debates and interactive presentations. Grammar will not be studied systematically, but a review of the most important aspects of it will be covered through oral practice exercises. Please note that Spanish 206 does not require the purchase of...
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SPAN207 Conversational Spanish II Sections

Builds on communication skills through discussion, debate, and presentations; exploration of cultural topics through discussion of written texts and other media. May include experiential learning projects involving native speakers from the Hispanic community.

Conversational Spanish II This course is a continuation of Spanish 206 (prerequisite or if the student has an equivalent proficiency with instructor permission) and follows the same format. It is designed to enhance communication skills and provide additional practice to improve oral expression and comprehension and reading and writing skills, while increasing awareness of Hispanic culture and community engagement through projects and interaction with guests from the Hispanic community. To know more about community projects, visit our site Spanish for Community. It is geared toward students who already have a good general knowledge of grammar and a certain ability to express themselves orally but want to improve. Students are expected to participate in discussions, debates and interactive presentations. Grammar will not be studied systematically, but a review of the most important aspects of it will be covered through oral practice exercises. Please note that Span 207 does not require...
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SPAN221 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Sections

Major texts, authors, periods, and genres of Hispanic literature; key concepts, terminology, and practices of literary analysis that serve as a foundation for higher-level Spanish literature courses.

Introduction to Hispanic Literature This course is a reading and writing intensive introduction to literary analysis of Hispanic texts, taking into account social, cultural, economic, political and historical contexts. The course employs an interdisciplinary and intersectional set of tools to discuss representative texts from Hispanic culture, ranging from the medieval period to the twenty-first century, from the Popol Vuh and Cervantes to Lorca and Borges. The readings and discussions will be designed to position race, gender, class, sexuality and other aspects in relation to an array of genres across varied periods—narrative, drama, poetry, film, and non-fiction prose. We will consider key literary conceptual and formal aspects of the various genres, as well as explore crucial questions in relation to the theme of voyages across space and time. Required readings: Virgillo et al. Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica. 7th Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2011. Prerequisite: SPAN 202. Recommended: SPAN 206, 207, or 301. This course...
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SPAN222 Introduction to Hispanic Culture Sections

Media, figures, periods, and genres of Hispanic culture; key concepts, theories, and practices of cultural analysis that serve as a foundation for higher-level Spanish culture courses.

Hispanic Cultural Expressions Este curso se propone explorar las múltiples facetas de la cultura hispánica desde una perspectiva crítica. A través del examen de varios géneros (la música, el arte y el cine), los estudiantes analizarán la producción cultural de distintos períodos históricos, vinculándola tanto con sus creadores como con sus contextos sociopolíticos respectivos. En cada análisis se aprenderá una terminología específica y se discutirán conceptos propios de los estudios culturales. Asimismo, abordaremos temas fundamentales, como la identidad colectiva, la resistencia cultural, los movimientos sociales y la política de género, entre otros. El objetivo principal consiste en que los estudiantes desarrollen su capacidad para leer, ver y reflexionar sobre textos culturales en español, ya sea oralmente o por escrito. Required readings: All course materials will be available on Canvas. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 Note: Not available for credit toward the Major or Minor in Spanish. Language of Instruction: Spanish Course Registration
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SPAN280 Revolution! (in English) Sections

Concepts, theories, and practice of protest, revolt, and revolution in the Hispanic world, highlighting the intersection of politics and culture through novels, poetry, letters, diaries, and/or historical accounts of specific revolutionary uprisings.

Unfinished Revolutions (in English) Revolutions challenge the status quo. Revolutionary leaders think differently. They imagine change in times of conflict. Span 280 is an introduction to major icons, concepts, practices, and discourses of revolt and revolution from 1910-today. We will read first-hand accounts of “unfinished” revolutions written by and about some of the most prevalent rebel leaders and thinkers – Pancho Villa, Che Guevara, Gioconda Belli, the rebel formerly known as Subcomandante Marcos and Hugo Chávez, among others – and pinpoint key moments of success and (dare we say) failure in each of the movements studied. The course will also focus on the intersections of literary, political, and cultural production (music, art, graffiti, and film) in Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Required texts Gioconda Belli, The Country Under My Skin. Coursepack Prerequisite: None Language of Instruction: English Course Registration
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SPAN301 Intermediate Spanish I Sections

Complex grammatical structures in context to enhance proficiency. Explores relevant cultural topics through reading, writing, and discussion. Aligned with CEFR level B1 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 301: Intermediate Spanish I, es un curso para estudiantes intermedios en el que se profundizan las habilidades lingüísticas hacia un nivel intermedio avanzado. Es la continuación de SPAN 202, SPAN 207 o para estudiantes de un nivel equivalente con permiso del instructor.  SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish I también puede cursarse concurrentemente con SPAN 206. El objetivo del curso es que los estudiantes amplíen y profundicen sus habilidades comunicativas,  (oralidad, escritura y audición) así como también la reflexión lingüística través del estudio de la gramática en contexto.  El curso enfatiza el reconocimiento de la diversidad social y cultural del mundo hispano a partir de la exposición de los estudiantes a la lectura de textos literarios y no literarios,  el arte...
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SPAN302 Intermediate Spanish II Sections

Expansion of and reflection on the use of complex grammatical structures in context to broaden lexical repertoire. Enhances proficiency through reading, writing, and discussion of relevant cultural topics. Aligned with CEFR level B1 objectives.

Course type: Hybrid A hybrid course may involve a combination of synchronous activities (done in "real time") and asynchronous activities (done in one's own time). The course will be delivered online. Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 302: Intermediate Spanish II, es un curso para estudiantes intermedio-avanzados en el que se profundizan las habilidades lingüísticas hacia un nivel  avanzado. Es la continuación de SPAN 301 o para estudiantes de un nivel equivalente con permiso del instructor.  SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish II también puede cursarse concurrentemente con SPAN 207. El objetivo del curso es que los estudiantes amplíen y profundicen sus habilidades comunicativas,  (oralidad, escritura y audición) así como también la reflexión lingüística través del estudio de la gramática en contexto.  El curso enfatiza el reconocimiento de la diversidad social y cultural del mundo hispano a partir de la exposición de los estudiantes a la lectura de textos literarios y no literarios,  el arte y expresiones audiovisuales. El...
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SPAN312B Hopscotch: Topics in Hispanic Literature (in English) - HISPANIC LIT Sections

Spain and Latin America's contributions to global culture through popular Hispanic literature in translation.

Latin American Literature and the Environment This course will explore the relationship between Latin American literature, culture and the environment. We will examine the region in an adventurous exploration of Latin American literature in translation and of cinema. What is the relationship of literature and culture to the environment? What are our responsibilities toward the natural world? We will explore these questions and more. The course will be organized around specific relevant themes such as ecosystems, environmental crisis, deforestation, pollution, waste, animals, plants, and endangered species. Further connections will be drawn around indigeneity, colonialism, displacements, and globalization. Fulfills the Faculty of Arts Literature Requirement. SPAN 312B will be a combination of asynchronous (mostly) and synchronous instruction. Required readings: All texts for the course will be in English. Texts will be available on Canvas in PDF; films will be available streaming through the UBC Library. Primary texts (selections from): Gabriel García Marquez - One Hundred Years of...
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SPAN321 Tradition and Diversity in Spanish History and Culture Sections

Conservation and progress on the Iberian Peninsula, from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes the first modern European state and its diverse cultures.

Tradition and Diversity in Spanish History and Culture El curso es una visión panorámica de la historia y la cultura de España desde la prehistoria hasta finales del siglo XVII.  Se enfocará en los principales acontecimientos políticos, sociales, económicos, religiosos y culturales.  El objetivo es comprender cómo se ha ido forjando su identidad plural a través de los siglos, en una lucha constante y tensa entre centro y periferia, y entre tradición y progreso. Los objetivos de este curso son: 1) que el estudiante tenga una introducción a la historia y la cultura de España en el contexto Europeo hasta el comienzo del siglo XVIII. 2) que conozca el papel relevante de España y sus aportaciones a la vida y la cultura occidentales (por ejemplo, en el campo del derecho internacional). 3) que entienda cómo se ha formado la identidad española a partir de la fusión de múltiples razas y culturas, y la constante lucha entre tradición y progreso, centro y periferia. 4)  que comprenda el...
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SPAN357 The Golden Age of Peninsular Literature and Culture Sections

Tradition, faith, conflict, prosperity, and decadence in literature and everyday life from the Middle Ages to 1700.

The Golden Age of Peninsular Literature and Culture Love and Money in Golden Age Spain: This course offers an introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature and culture, taking into consideration socio-economic and historical contexts. In particular, we will analyze the implications love and money have on social, affective, economic and literary dynamics. The course employs an interdisciplinary and intersectional set of tools to discuss representative texts of this time period across the genres of prose, poetry and drama. In addition to doing close-readings of canonical masterpieces, we will explore how writers then, and literary critics today, grapple with and challenge conceptions of economic, literary and amatory discourses, as well as their complex interrelationships. Required readings: Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina, ed. Patricia S. Finch (Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2003); or ed. Dorothy Sherman Severin (Madrid: Cátedra, 1998) Anónimo, Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades,...
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SPAN358 Divergent Visions: Peninsular Literature and Culture since 1700 Sections

Modern Spanish literature and culture, from Empire to the European Union. Includes Romanticism, Modernism, Republicanism, and Separatism.

Divergent Visions: Peninsular Literature and Culture since 1700 El curso es una introducción panorámica a la historia y los principales movimientos culturales de España durante los siglo XVIII y XIX en el contexto europeo. El curso tiene un triple objetivo: en primer lugar, que el estudiante obtenga una visión panorámica de la evolución de la cultura española desde 1700 hasta el inicio del siglo XX en el marco europeo; en segundo lugar que el estudiante profundice en las características más destacadas de los movimientos estéticos de este periodo (neoclasicismo, romanticismo, realismo y modernismo) mediante el estudio de autores y artistas representativos y el examen detallado de una variedad de textos visuales y escritos; que el estudiante, además, sea consciente de las interrelaciones y paralelismos existentes entre las diversas disciplinas. en tercer lugar, que el estudiante conozca el contexto político y social de España durante los siglos XVIII y XIX en el marco...
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SPAN364 Colonial Encounters in Spanish-American Literature and Culture Sections

Spanish colonialism in the Americas from the Conquest to the 1820's and the dawn of Independence. Includes coloniality, hybridity, subalternity, and autonomy.

Colonial Encounters in Spanish-American Literature and Culture El objetivo de este curso consiste en revisar, analizar y discutir algunos de los textos canónicos de la llamada “literatura colonial” desde las representaciones (tanto españolas como indígenas) de las conquistas iniciales hasta la cultura de la época virreinal. Ubicaremos cada una de las obras seleccionadas dentro de su género y contexto sociohistórico para entender la interacción entre los variados aspectos con que va tomando forma el discurso americano. Complementaremos nuestras lecturas con el estudio de la cultura material, el arte visual y las producciones no alfabéticas locales (sobre todo códices y mapas) de ese período. Al final del curso se harán breves incursiones por la literatura contemporánea para evaluar el legado del pasado colonial en la problemática social y literaria de la América Latina actual. Required readings: El paquete de lecturas consiste en una selección de Voces de Hispanoamérica: antología literaria (eds. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez y Malva...
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SPAN365 Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s Sections

Literary engagements with modernity in the Spanish Americas, from the 1820's to the present. Includes civilization, progress, politicization, and violence.

Modern Magics: Spanish-American Literature and Culture since the 1820s This course aims to familiarize students with general concepts in Latin American literature through a discussion of representative works from the most important aesthetic movements of the past two centuries, such as modernismo, realismo mágico, the Boom, testimonio, and the Post-Boom. By studying some of the most canonical Latin American works from different regions and literary genres (poetry, theater, essays, prose, testimonies), students will become familiar with the ways in which Latin American literature and culture have influenced, critiqued, and been shaped by issues such as national identity, race, gender, migration, nature, and political violence. Required Texts: Gabriel García Márquez's Crónica de una muerte anunciada (9781400034956) Other texts will be provided on Canvas. Suggested texts: Modern Latin American Literature (A Very Short Introduction), Roberto González Echevarría Spanish-American Literature, Jean Franco Prerequisite: SPAN 221 Corequisite: SPAN 302 Language of Instruction: Spanish Course Registration  
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SPAN401 Upper Intermediate Spanish I Sections

Strengthening fluency and accuracy in spoken and written communication. Emphasis on mediation, interpretation, and metalinguistic competencies through translation and comparative stylistics. Aligned with CEFR level B2 objectives.

Upper Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 401 es una introducción intensamente práctica al arte y a la destreza de la traducción del inglés al español y del español al inglés, con especial énfasis en la escritura en español. A través de una variedad de actividades de distintos campos profesionales (Ios negocios, la salud y la educación, el periodismo, las relaciones públicas, y los estudios literarios y culturales), los estudiantes trabajarán con teorías y técnicas de traducción, intersecciones (o divergencias) gramaticales y estructurales entre las dos lenguas, y tratarán de resolver cuestiones de fidelidad y fluidez al interpretar voz, cultura y texto. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de aplicar los conocimientos en situaciones concretas participando activamente en la traducción y preparación de materiales para organizaciones vinculadas con la comunidad hispana a través de Spanish for Community. Este curso también facilitará una breve introducción a la interpretación simultánea de la lengua en...
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SPAN420 Ascent and Decline: Topics in Golden-Age Peninsular Literature and Culture Sections

Selected areas of study relating to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

Ascent and Decline: Topics in Golden-Age Peninsular Literature and Culture Expect murder, romance, magic and mayhem as we read some of the most outstanding theatrical plays of the Golden Age. Much of today’s drama, from Broadway musicals to intellectual farces, descends from a rich Hispanic theatrical tradition dating back to the Renaissance. In this course students will build their knowledge of Golden Age drama and performance from Spain and Latin America, while paying particular attention to the representation of female characters, artistic objects and private/public spaces in four thematic sections: 1) dramas of honor, 2) comedies of “capa y espada,” 3) masculine women on stage and 4) female playwrights. The course will incorporate cinematic adaptations of plays, videos featuring memorable staged performances, readings of historical texts and behavior manuals, as well as varied visual arts with which the plays were in dialogue. We will also take note of early modern literary...
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SPAN470A Imperial Eyes and Foundational Fictions: Topics in Spanish-American Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Culture - SP-AM CL< 19C Sections

Selected areas of study relating to colonial and/or nineteenth-century Spanish America. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

Literatura y derechos humanos en América Latina Este curso se propone examinar la compleja relación entre literatura y derechos humanos en América Latina, desde la llegada de los europeos al Nuevo Mundo hasta hoy en día. Con un enfoque particular en las letras coloniales, nos preguntaremos cuál ha sido el impacto de los abusos y/o la defensa de los derechos humanos en la literatura latinoamericana y, viceversa, cuál es la contribución de la literatura a los debates sobre los derechos humanos. Más específicamente, discutiremos nociones cruciales, como el trauma, el afecto, la resistencia y la descolonización mediante análisis textuales y la lectura crítica de obras secundarias relevantes en torno a los desafíos y limitaciones de la teoría de los derechos humanos (Galeano, Quijano, Sousa Santos, Zavala, Žižek, etc.). Asimismo, recibiremos la visita de miembros de organizaciones no gubernamentales que se dedican a la implementación de los derechos humanos en las Américas. Lecturas...
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SPAN490C Peoples and Nations: Topics in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Spanish-American Culture - 20&21C SP-AM CLT Sections

Selected areas of study relating to modern and/or contemporary Spanish America. Consult the Department for this year's offerings.

Peoples and Nations: Topics in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Spanish-American Culture The Hispanic Caribbean is the most populous region in the Caribbean and the one with the greatest diversity in political and social terms. In this course, and through a careful reading of short stories from Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and their diasporas, we will analyze and discuss various aspects of Caribbean life in the 20th and 21st centuries, amongst them: migration, urbanism, rurality, gender, sexuality, the Cuban Revolution, its impact and aftermath. Required readings: Readings will be provided by the instructor. Prerequisite: SPAN 221 Corequisite: SPAN 302 Language of instruction: Spanish Course Registration
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SPAN495 Research Intensive Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture Sections

Theories and methodologies of the discipline. Consult the Department for this year's offering.

La novela andina El propósito de este curso es una examinación histórica de la novela andina desde los fines del siglo XIX hasta inicios del siglo XXI. Después de una introducción teórica, con dos de los pensadores más importantes de la región, durante la mayoría del semestre estamos leyendo textos asociados con el indigenismo, con un énfasis sobre el Perú, desde Clorinda Matto de Turner hasta José María Arguedas. Luego pasamos a un grupo variado de textos más recientes, representativos de cuatro países distintos. Lista provisional y tentativa de textos: José Carlos Mariátegui, Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana (Perú, 1928) Antonio Cornejo Polar, Escribir en el aire (Perú, 1994) Clorinda Matto de Turner, Aves sin nido (Perú, 1889) 300p Alcides Arguedas, Raza de bronce (Bolivia, 1919) 280p Jorge Icaza, Huasipungo (Ecuador, 1934) 256p Ciro Alegría, El mundo es ancho y ajeno (Perú, 1941) 526p José María Arguedas, Los ríos profundos (Perú, 1958), 288p José María Arguedas, El...
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SPAN499 Honours Essay Sections

SPAN501A Literary and Cultural Theory - LIT CULT THEORY Sections

Introduction to Literary Theory [cross-listed with FREN512A] The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to the key texts, themes and some of the more influential theories in literary criticism and cultural studies from the twentieth century to the present. The course is primarily designed for those with little or no background in theory who need an initial survey to focus their interests. Students are encouraged to go beyond the material covered in class in individual assignments. Required readings: Rivkin, Julie and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology (Third Edition, Blackwell, 2017). Recommended readings: Malpas, Simon, and Paul Wake, eds. The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory (Routlege, 2006). Selden, Raman, Peter Widdowson, and Peter Brooker. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory (Pearson, 2005). Culler, Jonathan. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2011). Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction (U Minnesota P, 2008). Language of instruction: English Instructor: Antje Ziethen Course Registration  
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SPAN505A Transatlantic Hispanic Literatures and Cultures - TRANS HISP LIT Sections

Media Studies and Latin America This course will offer a panoramic examination of theories and practices of media in Latin America. We will investigate questions of production and consumption of culture, public and private spheres, print and digital culture, technology, and globalization. We will examine the concept of media within Latin American contexts and within global theorizations, expanding the realms of media to include print, photography, broadcast, cinema, performance and digital forms. We will discuss distinctions of “high” and “low” culture, quotidian experiences, spectacle, propaganda, representation, and power relations. We will study concepts of mediations, function and effect within specific Latin American case studies, particularly in relation to historical, political, and social dynamics. We will explore different theoretical perspectives on the role of media in Latin America, including examinations of the media impact on values, identities, behaviors, empire, imperialism, populism, authoritarianism, and recent protests. We will analyze specific media materials, and...
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SPAN530 Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Sections

Salvador Dalí: un acercamiento interdisciplinar DESCRIPCIÓN Dalí fue un artista que se expresó a través de diferentes disciplinas, géneros y soportes. De hecho, la pintura fue para él solo uno de los instrumentos de que hace uso para expresar sus ideas. Pero fue también un escritor innovador de obras de teatro, ópera y guiones de cine; de diarios, autobiografías, novelas y poesía. Su interés por la fotografía y la performance es bien conocido; su dedicación al diseño, la publicidad y la moda también, así como a las artes aplicadas, la escultura y la arquitectura. Al contrario que otros surrealistas, fue evolucionando al ritmo de los tiempos y entendió como nadie, y antes que nadie, la importancia de los medios de masa y la publicidad en la vida del artista. Es, además, el teórico más importante de la vanguardia en España, y un espectador y pensador privilegiado que reflexiona, siempre con ironía, sobre...
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SPAN549 Master's Thesis Sections

Master's thesis All candidates for the M.A. degree with thesis are required to deposit in the Department a thesis of approximately 80 pages, including bibliography and notes. It must be presented in accordance with the university guidelines for the format and presentation of graduate theses. Candidates will defend their thesis during a one-hour and a half oral examination. Candidates must register in Spanish 549 in the year in which they intend to submit the thesis. For information about your thesis preparation and submission, click here. Course Registration
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SPAN550B Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures - HISP LANG LIT Sections

Escrituras del yo: subjetividad y género en la España contemporánea Este seminario explora una serie de textos autobiográficos, autoficcionales, diarios, cartas y otras formas textuales híbridas centradas en la escritura del yo y en relación con teorías de la subjetividad, de la autoría y de la autobiografía. Si bien Roland Barthes apunta a la muerte del autor en su archiconocido ensayo de 1967 y con dicha muerte subraya la existencia de nuevas prácticas y éticas de lectura, la realidad es que la figura del autor (y de la autora) y su intimidad ocupan un lugar esencial en la producción literaria contemporánea. No solo ha habido en las últimas décadas una proliferación de textos autobiográficos, sino también de textos que juegan con y subvierten este concepto. Asimismo, las prácticas editoriales, las nuevas tecnologías y los medios de comunicación social a menudo quieren reforzar el papel del escritor y de la escritora como...
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SPAN590B Contemporary Latin-American Literatures and Cultures - CTP LAT-AM LIT C Sections

Ruinas, tapones y peatones: Las ciudades del Caribe Hispano en la cultura This course will focus on the representations of the city in the cultural production of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba throughout the 20th century and the first two decades of the 21st century. Through a wide range of literary, filmic, political, anthropological, historical and sociological texts, the consequences of the uneven development of capitalism in the three capital cities of the region will be analyzed: Santo Domingo, San Juan and Havana. This multidisciplinary approach will serve to contribute and expand discussions on concepts such as: race, gender, urban planning, migration and diaspora. Required readings (subject to change): Sánchez, Luis Rafael: La guaracha del Macho Camacho. Hernández, Rita Indiana: La estrategia de Chochueca. Cabrera Infante, Guillermo: Tres tristes tigres Lalo, Eduardo: Simone Cestero, Tulio M. La sangre (una vida bajo la tiranía) Gutiérrez, Pedro Juan, Trilogía sucia de La...
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SPAN649 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Winter 2020
No CTLN course(s) were found for W2020 term.