Garcia Lorca and His World|
Fall 2009 not offered
COL 237, IBST 310|
Our focus will be the Spanish avant-garde as mirrored in the poetry and plays of Federico García Lorca, one of Europe's most celebrated authors. Students should note that a substantial portion of the syllabus includes the poetry and plays of writers who represent the literary traditions (classical, medieval, Golden Age) and contemporary intellectual context (1900-1936) that influenced Lorca. These readings will help us to understand how the modern and the popular interact in the literature and visual arts (Picasso, Dalí, Buñuel) of this period of intense intellectual ferment. Since intellectual and ideological ferment run parallel during these years, we will also study the relationship between the arts and ideology, concentrating on the portrayal of Lorca as a modern bard--his theories of the "people's playwright" and the activities of his wandering theater troupe LA BARRACA--in the context of the Second Republic (1931-1939), Spain's first important experiment with a progressive democracy.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)(THEA)
CLASSICAL: MEDEA, versions by both Euripides and Seneca; Miguel de Cervantes, ENTREMESES; Pedro Calderón de la Barca, EL GRAN TEATRO DEL MUNDO (auto sacramental); Spanish Medieval and Golden Age balladry
PLAYWRIGHTS AND POETS CONTEMPORARY TO LORCA: Antonio Machado, Gerardo Diego, Rafael Alberti (selected poems); Jacinto Grau, EL SEÑOR DE PIGMALIÓN; Ramón María del Valle-Inclán, FARSA Y LICENCIA DE LA REINA CASTIZA.
LORCA THE POET: selections from ROMANCERO GITANO and POETA EN NUEVA YORK; "Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías"
LORCA THE PLAYWRIGHT: AMOR DE DON PERLIMPLÍN CON BELISA EN SU JARDÍN; EL RETABLILLO DE DON CRISTÓBAL; LA ZAPATERA PRODIGIOSA; BODAS DE SANGRE; YERMA; EL PÚBLICO
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written: three short papers and one term project. Oral: Three to four oral reports (depending on the size of the class). All readings, discussions and assignments are conducted exclusively in Spanish. Various assignments included on the syllabus involve audiovisual material accessible in the computer labs.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN254 is intended for students who have completed SPAN223. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering. Only COL students may take the course Credit/Unsatisfactory, all other students must take the course for a letter grade. Students interested in SPAN254 are advised to visit the course website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/agonzalez/span254/span254.htm.
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