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This class brings together French science fiction novels, films, comic books and video games in an exploration of the place of science in French culture. Together we will reflect on how authors in these diverse media represent the scientific imagination and craft utopian and dystopian environments. We will examine works engaging with specific scientific issues (such as artificial intelligence), as well as those in which science is perceived as a dangerous presence, hostile to art and literature.
Instructor: Ana Oancea
RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Notes: A 600 level section meets with a 400 level section.
3 credit hours
Are you interested in the stories of knights and princesses, troubadours and villains, sorcerers and serfs, kings and jesters? Do the names of Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Iseult, Heloise and Abelard appeal to your imagination? Have you ever daydreamed about Merlin’s magical tricks and the mystical quest of the Grail? Sometimes referred to wrongly as the ‘Dark Ages’, the Middles Ages represent over a thousand immensely rich years of cultural history. This course will focus on the literary masterpieces from that period and discuss how medieval people thought about love and war, faith and fate: what they strove for, dreamed about, laughed at and feared.
Instructor: Bruno Thibault
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Seminar on works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme.
Instructor: Giorgio Melloni
RESTRICTIONS: Can be repeated for credit when topics vary.
May be offered jointly with ITAL455.
3 credit hours
Examine diverse Italian authors and literary movements. Hone critical thinking skills while developing the tools necessary for perceptive literary and cultural analysis.
Section satisfies A&S writing requirement.
Current perspectives on foreign language instruction and extensive hands-on experience with the implementation of effective language teaching strategies. Emphasis given to the enhancement of students' proficiency in class planning, syllabus design and materials preparation.
Instructor: Ali Alalou
RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students only.
Study of the principles and techniques of second-language testing, including measurement of the four skills and of communicative competence. Bilingual measures. Practice in item construction and analysis.
Instructor: Zhiyin Dong
Notes: Cross listed with LING624010.
3 credit hours
Stories of knights, warriors, magical encounters, princesses and damsels in distress provide the backdrop to our understanding of middle ages. But, equally so, modern understanding of the middle ages produces images that are backwards, unhygienic, and morally stunted. How to understand it all? This course offers a view into the Iberian middle ages that separates modern notions and medieval sensibilities. The course begins with the examination of Castilian legendary hero, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, as represented in the epic poems and narrative chronicles of the time, which may be contrasted with the history of the actual man. The course examines the role of “Church and State,” and looks at how these institutions of power developed to control gender norms and social relationships. The course ends with a look at the medieval princess who was never supposed to be queen, Isabel I of Castile, and explores how her identity was shaped in poems and medieval “fairy tale,” while glossing over the brutal realities that informed her rise to power.
Prerequisites: SPAN301, SPAN302, SPAN303, or SPAN304.Instructor: Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths
This seminar explores contemporary literature of Spain across regions. From sun-baked Andalusian towns to the vibrant city of Barcelona to mist-shrouded Galician estates to timeless villages in the Basque countryside, we will experience Spanish life in many different settings. These are regions that lay claim to independent status as nations. All readings will be in Castilian (what we usually call “Spanish”); some are expert translations from Catalan, Galician and Basque. Titles span a range of genres: drama, short story and the novel. The overarching goal of this course is to take a literary journey through Spain, reading a few select works with care and focusing on individual responses. Through intensive practice, each student will build his or her critical skills and language abilities.
Instructor: Joan Brown
Prerequisite: One SPAN 300-level survey of literature course
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In this course we analyze the construction and performance of gender and sexuality in Latin American cultures and their relationship to political, social and economic power. Students will finish the course with a broad understanding of how sex and gender have historically been constructed and enacted in Latin America, and will be able to articulate perspectives associated with sexual and gender minorities. Topics: pre-Columbian sexualities, sexuality and the Spanish Inquisition, witches and midwives, gender and dress, gender and science, machismo and Marianismo, prostitution, drag cultures, sex tourism, fashion, sports, plastic surgery, gender in reggaetón, trap and música urbana.
Gender and sexuality in Latin American cultures and their relationship to power: pre-Columbian sexualities, sexuality and the Spanish Inquisition, witches and midwives, gender and dress, machismo and Marianismo, prostitution, drag cultures, sex tourism, fashion, sports, beauty, gender in reggaetón, trap and urbano.
Instructor: Persephone Braham
Prerequisite: One of the following: SPAN 301, 302, 303, 304, SPAN 307, SPAN 308, SPAN 325, SPAN 326, or SPAN 355.
Study of selected topics, authors and works in the various fields of Spanish literature. Variable content. Emphasizes preparation of seminar presentations and term papers. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
Instructor: Gladys Ilarregui