Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Fall 2016: Graduate topics seminar will explore representations of the city in both contemporary Latin American writings and films. Focus will be on key components of urban landscapes, such as representations of poverty and the excluded from the new global economy, environmental issues and biopolitics, hybrid cultures and multicultural identities.
Formerly SPAN 495. Independent research projects by outstanding Hispanic Studies majors leading to a substantial honors essay, undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member, who must first approve the thesis proposal.
Formerly SPAN 490. Research in Hispanic literature, Hispanic linguistics, Hispanic culture and civilization. Open to qualified juniors and seniors interested in a topic not covered in other courses.
Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s).
Formerly SPAN 471. A variable topics course designed to build on student knowledge of chicano/a literature and culture gained earlier in the curriculum. Past topics have included the Chicano/a novel, and Transitions and Translations Chicano/a Autobiography.
Formerly SPAN 402. This course will explore representations of the city in both new Latin American writings and films, with a special focus on the changing urban landscape, the representation of poverty and the excluded from the new global economy, environmental issues and biopolitics, as well as hybrid cultures and multicultural identities.
Formerly SPAN 390. This course examines the ways in which films in both Spain and Latin America have represented the cultural contexts of their countries. Focus is on the theme of power, and the consequences on social and individual lives.
Introduction to a wide array of Spanish plays from the Early Modern period to the present. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a series of original scenes, that they will adapt, direct and perform as the final outcome of the seminar.
Formerly SPAN 392. This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar. Course taught in Spanish.
Formerly SPAN 388. Latin American writers have achieved great distinction in the genre of the short story. This course studies texts by some of the continent's best-known short-story writers, such as Cortazar, Borges, Monterroso, Rulfo, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Elena Garro, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Benedetti, Uslar Pietri, Massiani, Lemebel, Asis, and Carpentier.