Fall 2014

Introduction to Hispanic Literatures

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-211

Formerly listed as: SPAN-11


Catherine V. Infante (Section 01)


This course provides an introduction to the diverse literatures of the Spanish-speaking world over the course of six centuries, from the Middle Ages to the turn of the twentieth century.  Students will learn the tools and critical vocabulary for advanced work reading the canon of Hispanic literatures from Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin, identifying aesthetic trends and historical periods such as the Renaissance, the Golden Age, the Romantic era, realism and modernism.  The syllabus will include a wide variety of authors of different national, political, and artistic persuasions and an array of linguistic styles.  A medium- to high-level knowledge of the Spanish language and reasonable proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish are required.  This course counts for the major.  Conducted entirely in Spanish.

Requisite:  SPAN 199 or consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students.  Fall & Spring semester:  Professor Infante.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to Spanish majors

Cost: $$20.00 ?

SPAN 211 - L/D

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MCLS 428
W 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MCLS 428

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Momentos cumbres de las literaturas hispánicas: Introducción al análisis literario Prentice Hall Rodney Rodríguez Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022