SPAN 401. Survey of the Literature of the Middle Ages

An introduction to a variety of texts, both canonical and non-canonical, of the Spanish Middle Ages.  Major historical events and cultural influences affecting the Iberian peninsula from 711-1492 are closely examined, in tandem with the literature.  Genres include the lyric, epic and popular poetry, early drama, and short prose, with an emphasis on the exempla.  Relevant literary theory is taught as required, along with techniques in critical analysis, to elucidate key concepts.
Offered: On Occasion
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: 303, equivalent, or permission of instructor.