Spanish American 'Modernismo' in a Global Context|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Caribbean Studies Minor|
The publication of Nicaraguan Rubén Darío's AZUL... in 1888 is often considered to be the inaugural event of "modernismo," the first Spanish-language literary movement that originated in Spanish America and spread thereafter throughout the Hispanophone world. In March 1916, about a month after Darío's death, a magazine in the Philippines claimed that Darío also belonged--at least "spiritually"--to the Philippines. Inspired by this statement, in this course students will read poems, short stories, and crónicas (short journalistic articles) by canonical Spanish American modernista writers, such as Darío, Julián del Casal, José Martí, Amado Nervo, José Enrique Rodó, Leopoldo Lugones, and Delmira Agustini, in conjunction with Filipino modernistas, including Fernando María Guerrero, Jesús Balmori, Manuel Bernabé, and Evangelina Guerrero. We will also read a selection of works of Spanish writers, such as Salvador Rueda, who visited Cuba and the Philippines in the 1910s. Some of the salient characteristics of modernismo that we will cover are the rejection of immediate reality and materialism, the search for linguistic renovation and cosmic harmony, and the celebration of Hispanism. When focusing on this last aspect, we will assess how modernismo helped to keep Spanish America connected not only to Spain but also to the Philippines, which became a U.S. territory in 1898, alongside Cuba and Puerto Rico. Thus, we will explore to what extent modernista writers responded to the spread of U.S. imperialism.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(HISP)(LAST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Jiménez Olivio, José y Carlos Javier Morales, eds. LA PROSA MODERNISTA HISPANOAMERICANA. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1998. [ISBN 978-8420634135]
Serna Arnaiz, Mercedes y Bernat Castany Prado, eds. ANTOLOGÍA CRÍTICA DE POESÍA MODERNISTA HISPANOAMERICANA. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2008. [ISBN 978-84-206-6839-0]
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Active class participation, two short essays, an oral presentation, and a final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed SPAN 221 with a B- or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before preregistering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in Spanish. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their spoken Spanish. You will therefore improve all of your language skills in this course.
|Instructor(s): Park,Paula C. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK312; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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