M.A. Courses in Spanish Fall 2019

 

CERVANTES
Span V2200 [2RS]
Tuesdays, 4:50 – 6:30 pm.
Taught in Spanish by Professor Dulce García: dmgcuny@optonline.net


This course introduces students to Don Quijote de la Mancha, Cervantes’s major work as well as Spain’s greatest masterpiece. Examines literary, sociological, and historical matters: the development of the novel, genre and narratology, role playing and representation, Spain’s triumphs and defeats. Deals with the Spanish Inquisition and censorship and themes such as madness, truth and lying, and appearance and reality. The course will focus upon the text of Don Quijote, studied in the social, cultural and intellectual contexts of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
The following edition is recommended but not mandatory: Cervantes, Miguel de. El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Vols. I & II. Martín de Riquer, ed. Barcelona: Juventud, or Cátedra. Additional reading materials will be assigned by the professor.
This is graduate level course. May I take this course? Questions? Please email Prof. García: dmgcuny@optonline.net or Prof. Estévez: aestevez@ccny.cuny.edu

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INTRODUCTION TO METHODS OF RESEARCH
Span V0300 [SEC. 2TU]
Tuesdays, 6:50 – 8:30 pm


Taught by Professor Devid Paolini dpaolini@ccny.cuny.edu This course has a twofold purpose: first, to introduce students to the major principles of contemporary literary theory and criticism; and second, to help students develop proficiency in literary and bibliographical research through traditional and on-line methods. Required textbook: MLA Handbook, 8th ed. Additional readings will be assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Attendance and punctuality, active participation, two exams, three assignments, one presentation, and a final paper.

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CORTÁZAR: THE ART OF FICTION
Span B9818 4RS
Thursdays, 4:50 – 6:30 pm

This course will explore selected narrative works by Argentinean writer Julio Cortázar. Among the works, Rayuela (1963) will be included. The art of the short story will be represented by a selection of his first published collection Bestiario and a selection of subsequent publications (among them El Perseguidor) as well as discussions from his most revealing interviews and critiques of his works. Among the topics to be discussed are: literature as a ludic, playful activity, self-referential literature, the fantastic, and Cortazar’s interests on film, music, photography, and translation. This course will also assess the impact Cortazar’s art of fiction has had (and continues to have) on later authors. REQUIRED READINGS: Rayuela. Edición Cátedra de Andrés Amorós, 2014 El Perseguidor Cuentos completos (selección) Selección de entrevistas y ensayos de y sobre Cortázar REQUIREMENTS: 1. Midterm and final exams or projects 2. Research paper (15-20 pages) MLA style 3. Supplemental critical readings by and about Cortázar will be assigned 4. Attendance, punctuality, preparation of readings and class participation is expected from all students.
Prof. A. Estévez aestevez@ccny.cuny.edu

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Seminar: Vargas Llosa’s The Time of the Hero. The Novel as Social Critique La ciudad y los perros. La novela como crítica social
TUESDAY, 22 OCTOBER & THURSDAY, 24 OCTOBER AT (NAC-5/223), AND FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER (AT INSTITUTO CERVANTES).
All three meetings run from 4:30 – 8:30 PM


COURSE NUMBER: Undergraduate: Span 3900 [26315]; Graduate: Span V3900 [26316]
Discussion in Spanish and English; CLASS PARTICIPATION IN SPANISH and ENGLISH] Offered through the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at The City College, CUNY, with the cooperation of the Instituto Cervantes, this one (1) credit seminar focuses on Mario Vargas Llosa’s La ciudad y los perros (1962) [The Time of the Hero]. Taught by Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, the seminar will explore how Vargas Llosa depicts Peruvian patriarchal society through an analysis of attitudes present in the military institute; it will also underscore the innovative techniques that make this work a masterpiece. Among the topics to be examined are: the representation of women, leadership among the cadets, bullying and its impact in the group. There will be panel discussions with specialists and ample time for presenting different view points. Text: Mario Vargas Llosa’s La ciudad y los perros / The Time of the Hero (any ed. in Spanish or English).

For graduate registration: contact Prof. Ángel Estévez, Director M. A. Program in Spanish aestevez@ccny.cuny.edu For undergraduate registration: contact Deputy Chair, Bettina Lerner blerner@ccny.cuny.edu For general information: contact the Department of Classical and Modern Langs. & Lits. 212-650-6731, or Distinguished Prof. Raquel Chang-Rodríguez rchangrodriguez@ccny.cuny.edu