Rebels and Rebellions in Early Modern Spain|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
What does it mean to be a rebel? This course examines literary, visual, and historiographical representations of rebels and rebellions in early modern Spain. Students will examine the uprisings of aggrieved comuneros (proto-bourgeois revolutionaries) in Castile and of outraged moriscos (Muslims converts to Christianity) in Granada and Aragon, the covert spiritual rebellions of crypto-Jewish conversas (Jewish converts to Christianity) and crypto-Muslim moriscas, as well as texts composed by women writers who rebelled against gender norms and Spain's most famous playwright's classic rebellion play. We will analyze the scathing testimonies of expelled moriscos and paintings that reimagine the pre-expulsion revolts of Valencian moriscos alongside gripping examples of local resistance to the moriscos' banishment, an astonishing and unprecedented tragedy in Spanish history. The seminar will introduce students to a critical framework for analyzing visual and multilingual texts. Close readings of "rebellious" texts will acquaint students with both known and nameless rebels of Spain, as well as with the unresolved legacies they left behind.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Course Reader (purchased through Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore)
2. María de Zayas, Novelas ejemplares y amorosas & Desengaños amorosos. Ed. Sara Colburn Alsop. LinguaText (European Masterpieces / Cervantes & Co.), 2008. ISBN: 978-1-58977-057-7.
3. Lope de Vega, Fuenteovejuna. Ed. Matthew A. Wyszynski. European Masterpieces / Cervantes & Co., 2003. ISBN 1-58977-008-0.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short (3-5 pp.) papers, one short oral presentation (3-5pp. or 5-10 minutes), and one longer final paper (7-10 pp.) constitute 70% of the grade. Preparation for class (including regular short response papers), attendance, and informed participation count for the other 30%.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN239 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 pre-registering. Readings, written assignments, and class discussion will be in Spanish. 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): Pauw,Andrea Times: .M.W... 07:10PM-08:30PM; Location: FISK404; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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