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SPAN 6620 Ancient Selfies: the Mirror-Text and the Representation of the Self in Spanish Golden Age Literature (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Contemporary culture is flooded with visual self-representations: through social media, we access daily the images of others as they choose to present themselves to us, while we also build our own identity through the combination of text and image. But how did people represent themselves in the pre-modern era, before the selfie existed? In this course, we will explore how Renaissance and Baroque writers employed the mirror-text in order to explore, question, and portray their own nature, much before selfies were even imagined.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Leticia Mercado

Prerequisites: With permission of the Instructor. Contextos, concurrent enrolment in Contextos, or permission of instructor.

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Comments: Conducted in Spanish. Fulfills pre-1800 Peninsular requirement for major.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17