SPAN 402. Survey of the Golden Age of Literature

An introduction to various canonical and non-canonical works of the 16th and 17th centuries, including poetry, drama, short prose, and the early novel. Principal authors include Santa Teresa de Ávila, María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Luis de Góngora y Argote, Garcilaso de la Vega, Félix Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Fray Luis de León, Miguel de Cervantes, Baltasar Gracián, San Juan de La Cruz, Francisco de Quevedo, and García Rodríguez de Montalvo. Some literary theory is taught, as relevant, as are approaches to critical analysis.
Offered: On Occasion
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: 303, equivalent, or permission of instructor.