Spanish 304
MWF 12:30-1:20 LOEW 219
Fall 2011
Suzanne Petersen

Email: petersen@u.washington.edu      Website http://faculty.washington.edu/petersen
Office hrs: MW 1:30-2:20, F 11:30-12:20 and by appt.

Course Description: Study of major works and representative authors of the principal literary forms of the Spanish Middle Ages: Narrative verse: Poema de mío Cid (epic), Romancero tradicional (ballad), Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora and Juan Ruiz's Libro de buen amor; Traditional and learned lyric poetry: Villancico, Santillana, Manrique; Prose: Alfonso X (historiography), Don Juan Manuel's El conde Lucanor and Fernando de Rojas' Celestina. We read the early texts in modernized Spanish or dual editions (original Spanish - modern Spanish or original Spanish -English translation). A copy of all major works in English translation is on reserve in the undergraduate library. These materials can help, but may not replace reading and working with the works in Spanish. Class is conducted in Spanish. Papers are researched and written in Spanish. Exams may be written primarily in English, but at least one essay must be in Spanish on each exam. On the corresponding web pages the student will find other guidelines and norms to be followed, as well as a course syllabus and some supplementary material.

Prerequisites: Span 301

Texts (at UW Book Store): Celestina, Fernando de Rojas, ed. Patricia S. Finch ( Ed. Cervantes & Co., 2003) and instructor's packet (Ave Copy), handouts and web pages.


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