The World of Federico García Lorca: Tradition and Modernity in the Spanish Avant-Garde|
This course focuses on one of the most charismatic authors of the 20th century. Known primarily as a poet, playwright, and public intellectual, Federico García Lorca cultivated a literary language whose allure has proven to be timeless. By exploring the reasons for this we will heighten our sensitivity not only to the magical power of Lorca's writing but to the potentially transformative power of language and literature in general.
Lorca's writing (1919-1936) spans a pivotal historical crossroads, when avant-garde artists sought to forge a new, revolutionary style representative of the profound social and political changes sweeping the world. Lorca, like so many others of his day, did so fully cognizant of the national traditions within which he worked, and with a keen desire to modernize those traditions. We aim to develop a deep understanding of how Lorca's verse, plays, and high-profile initiatives intersect with his context in these terms.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HISP)(RMST)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The plays and poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short papers and three oral reports; a final term paper and oral exam; regular posts to online forums and a course Blog; active engagement in classroom discussions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
SPAN254 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 a fundamental tool for enhance your 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://span254.site.wesleyan.edu/
|Instructor(s): Gonzalez,Bernardo Antonio Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK101; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 1|
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