Romance Studies: Hispanic Language & Literatures

  • GRS LS 621: Reading Spanish for Graduate Students
    Designed to prepare graduate students for the Spanish reading exam. Develops a knowledge of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Practice in translating passages. No previous knowledge of Spanish required.
  • GRS LS 850: Seminar: Topics in Hispanic Literature
    May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Three topics are offered Fall 2018. Section A1: Wayward Woman: Picaras, Prostitutes, and Procuresses in the Literature of the Spanish Golden Age. Key narrative works centering on female characters engaged in transgressive social and sexual behavior. Interaction between literary invention and marginalization. Gender issues viewed historically. Works include La Celestina, La Lozana andaluza, La P?cara Justina, La ingeniosa Elena, Teresa de Manzanares. Section B1: What Do We Read When We Read? Interpretation, critical thinking, hoaxes, humour, ethical and political issues are studied through an examination of works by Jorge Luis Borges and Macedonio Fernandez. Section C1: Satisfies departmental theory requirement. Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post- colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LF 850.
  • GRS LS 951: Directed Study in Hispanic Language and Literatures
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department.
    Hours arranged.
  • GRS LS 952: Directed Study in Hispanic Language and Literatures
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department.
    Hours arranged.