The World of Federico García Lorca: Tradition and Modernity in the Spanish Avant-Garde|
Our focus will be the Spanish avant-garde as reflected by the plays and poetry of Federico García Lorca, one of Europe's most celebrated authors. A substantial portion of the syllabus includes works that 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. Given the interaction of intellectual and ideological ferment during these years, we will also focus on the relationship between art and ideology generally speaking, and especially on Lorca's profile as a modern bard or public intellectual in the context of the Second Republic (1931-1939), Spain's first important experience with progressive democracy.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
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The plays and poetry of Federico García Lorca; works by Lorca's contemporaries (Antonio Machado, Ramón María del Valle Inclán, Jacinto Grau, Rafael Alberti); works from the classical tradition (Ancient Greece; Medieval and Golden Age Spain).
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Examination and Assignments:
Three short papers (3 pages) and three oral reports; A term paper (10 pages) and an oral final exam; active daily engagement in the class discussions supported by reading notes.
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Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
SPAN 254 is intended for students who have completed Spanish 221 or the equivalent with a grade of B or better. Students who have not done so should consult with the professor before pre-registering.
Readings, written assignments, and class discussions will be in Spanish. Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to enhance their proficiency in any language. This course is designed to help you achieve greater proficiency in Spanish.
More information is available on the course web site at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/agonzalez/span254/span254.htm. (Access requires authentication with a Wes username & password).
|Instructor(s): Gonzalez,Bernardo Antonio Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK210; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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