SPAN 9955 Literature and Culture of the Baroque (Fall: 3 )
A close study of major Spanish-American works of the seventeenth century with special emphasis on Sor Juana. We will begin with a review of important twentieth-century statements concerning the nature and importance of the "barroco de Indias" and baroque culture in general as a framework for our readings. Texts will be drawn from a variety of genres, including poetry, narrative, theater, and historiography, and we will read them with an eye to common themes and stylistic concerns, from strategies of self-portrayal (revelation, apology, disguise) to explorations of the criollo world and imaginative attempts to escape from its strictures.
Instructor(s): Sarah Beckjord
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13