Graduate Spanish

Spring 2018

SPAN7093 Hispanic Cultural Studies: Cómic y Novela Gráfica Latinoamericana: Teoría y Práctica del Arte Secuencial                 (Prof. Mauricio Espinoza)

Este curso explora el género de la narrativa gráfica en Latinoamérica, incluyendo la producción de caricatura política, historietas, cómics, y novelas gráficas. Se estudiará la historia de este género en diferentes países y regiones; consideraciones teórico-metodológicas para el estudio del arte narrativo secuencial; y análisis de textos representativos de la producción gráfica latinoamericana.

 

SPAN7023 Survey Spanish Literature XX Century                          (Prof. María Paz Moreno)

El propósito del curso es proveer una visión general de los distintos movimientos literarios que tuvieron lugar en España durante el siglo XX, familiarizando al estudiante con algunas de las lecturas obligatorias incluidas en las listas de lectura de los programa de MA y PhD en Lenguas Romances de la Universidad de Cincinnati. El acercamiento e hilo conductor bajo el que se analizarán los textos estará basado en las cuestiones de representación, memoria, autoría y realidad vs. ficción, analizándose su presencia e implicaciones en las obras literarias leídas. Los requisitos del curso incluyen la asistencia activa a todas las clases, la lectura de los textos asignados, la redacción de un ensayo final, una presentación de clase (sobre el tema del ensayo final), y un examen/ensayo escrito, a redactar con apoyo bibliográfico y notas.  

Spring 2017

RLL 7053 Computer-Assisted Language Learning SWLC (Hwu)

The course explores the applicability and application of computer technologies in various areas of second language learning and teaching, as well as the integration of second language learning theories in a Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) environment. The emphasis is on helping second language teachers make informed judgments about how to incorporate computers into their language classes to make certain aspects of student learning more engaging, efficient, and/or effective.

SPAN 7093 Hispanic Cultural Studies (Espinoza)

This course provides students with the opportunity of learning in depth about a specific topic related to the culture of Spain or Latin America. The theoretical framework employed within the field of cultural studies will vary according to topic and instructor. Bibliography may be in English or Spanish. All class discussions and coursework will be conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 7095 Spanish Women Poets (Moreno)

This course focuses on the reading and analysis of works by women poets from Spain, including Rosalíade Castro, Carolina Coronado, Gloria Fuertes, Ángela Figuera, Ana Rossetti and Blanca Andreu. The theoretical frame of feminist theory will be provided by reading works by Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva, Sandra Gilbert & Susan Gubar, Elaine Showalter and Toril Moi. The class is conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 8054 The Latin American Short Story (Urbina)

This course studies the theory and practice of the short story in Latin America. Writers studied include Esteban Echevarria, Horacio Quiroga, Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Juan Bosh, and many others.

SPAN 8060 Topics in Latin American Literature (Romero)

This course will deal with a special topic properly announce each semester. The topic assigned will be studied in detail and the students will develop proficiency in the theory and criticism associated with the topic assigned. The student will read a variety of text associated with the special topic.

 

Fall 2016

ARAB 7024 Hispano-Arabic Literature (Cadora)

This course explores in English translation Andalusian Arabic literature during the period when Spain was an Islamic and mostly Arabic speaking territory-from the 8th to the 13th century-and in the centuries following the Christian conquest, when Arabic continued to be widely used. The literature is presented and discussed within a sociopolitical and historical context, covering a hybrid culture that includes reference to art, philosophy, architecture, music, and some Hebrew and Romance literary texts. Film narratives and documentaries will be used extensively to supplement the reading assignments. Critical bibliography on and analysis of selected works will also be read and discussed.

RLL 7051 Foreign Language Teaching (Hwu)

This course is designed to address the needs and concerns of current and future foreign language instructors in a classroom in which the communicative language teaching approach is used. It explores various topics that lead to concrete suggestions for implementing communicative language teaching, including the role of compensable input in second language acquisition, the purposes of communication, the process of developing lesson goals, and grammar instruction in a communicative classroom.

SPAN 7067 Contemporary Caribbean Literature (Valladares-Ruiz)

Este curso propone una revisión panorámica de las más relevantes corrientes ideoestéticas en la narrativa caribeña de los siglos XX y XXI. A través de la lectura y discusión de novelas, cuentos, ensayos y materiales audiovisuales, se analizarán sus rasgos formales, puntos de afiliación y ruptura con la tradición literaria de la región y sus contextos intelectuales, artísticos, sociales e históricos. A lo largo del semestre indagaremos en el tratamiento literario de subjetividades nacionales, raciales, genéricas, políticas y religiosas en las sociedades poscoloniales y neocoloniales del Caribe hispano.

SPAN 8062 Topics in Spanish Literature: The Theater of Lorca (Perez-Simon)

This course reviews Lorca’s dramatic production, from his first play, El maleficio de la mariposa (1920) to his last writings right before his assassination by Fascist troops in 1936. We will study Lorca’s theater in dialogue with theoretical issues of modernist theater (the fourth wall, the actor/character relationship, the activation of audiences, etc.) while also establishing an intertextual connection with dramatic texts of Spanish Golden Age tradition (Cervantes’ entremeses, Lope de Vega’s tragedy El caballero de Olmedo, Calderón’s auto sacramental El gran teatro del mundo). Lorca’s plays to be studied: El maleficio de la mariposa, Los títeres de cachiporra, La zapatera prodigiosa, El Público, Bodas de sangre, Yerma, El sueño de la vida, La casa de Bernarda Alba.  

SPAN 8063 El sexo como discurso en la literatura española: 1500-2000 (Gutierrez)

The main goal of the course is to explore, as Foucault put it in The History of Sexuality, the way in which sex is "put into discourse” in Spanish literature. To that purpose, we will examine who did the speaking, the positions and viewpoints from which those voices spoke, the institutions which prompted or allowed people to speak about it and who stored and distributed what was said.

The corpus of reading materials covers five centuries (1500-2000) and combines canonical and non canonical texts, including La lozana andaluza, La Regenta, Sonata de estío and erotic poetry from across the centuries.