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SPAN 9914 Heroic Paradigms of Early Modern Spain (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course takes a historicist approach to the changing figure of the hero across Spain's imperial age (1492-1650), examining texts of multiple genres. An introduction to the period, it examines the role of the imagination in the production of and representation of history. Parallels with twentieth-century American imperial icons are encouraged: Amadeus de Gaula with Luke Skywalker, the literary shepherds with the hippies, the picaros (and picaras) with sports heroes, saints with rock stars, Baroque poets with inhabitants of the Matrix.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Rhodes

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in Spanish.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17