Spring 2018

Bad Lovers

Listed in: Spanish, as SPAN-341


Albert Lloret (Section 01)


Love is one of the most prevalent themes in medieval and early modern literature. Authors wrote about its nature and effects both on the body and the soul. They also considered different methods to obtain it and keep it, as well as the reasons to avoid it. Writing about love also meant asking wider ethical questions and discussing what could be considered good or bad for oneself and for others. This course examines the theory and practice of love as represented in premodern Spanish literature. It is also designed to reflect on the possibility of conceiving literature as a tool to ethically interrogate our present. At the end of the term students will have familiarized themselves with some of the greatest literary works of the period. Students will be able to discuss these texts in Spanish, understand them within the context in which they were written, and recognize their ethical transcendence for our time.  Conducted in Spanish.

Requisite: SPAN 211 or consent of the instructor.  Spring semester.  Professor Lloret.


Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Languages Other Than English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2018