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SPAN 9938 Reading Portraits: Poetry and Painting in Baroque Spain (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring one of the most important aspects of Golden Age Spanish culture: the relationship between poetry and painting. We will examine poetical texts that present the perspective of poets who painted, who wrote about painters and paintings, and who reflected on their own painted portraits. With the help of visual materials, we will study the aesthetic problems inherent to ekphrastic poetry, and its relationship with emblematic literature.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Leticia Mercado

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in Spanish

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17