SPAN 414 Introduction to Colonial Letters

This course satisfies the pre-twentieth-century requirement. Introduction to the literary monuments and cultural history of colonial Spanish America (1492-1815), with special focus on the relationship between first-person narration and Spanish legal traditions. Cultural icons of the colonial period to be studied include Hernn Corts, lvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca, Catalina de Erauso, Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz, Carlos de Sigenza y Gngora, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. Visual texts and films to complement Spanish readings.