Love in Modern Spain
This is a course in contemporary Spanish literature, gender politics, and cultural history. We will review characters from history, mythology, and popular culture that have influenced our contemporary ideas and attitudes toward love, men, women, marriage, and sexual equality (e.g. Eva, Venus, Helena de Troya, Don Juan, etc.). Readings will include fiction by Zorrilla, Pardo Bazán, Adelaida García Morales, Belén Gopegui, Muñoz Molina, and Javier Marías. We will also read texts by Plato, Sigmund Freud, Robert Solomon, Shulamith Firestone, Drucilla Cornell, Carol Anne Douglas, Judith Butler, among others. (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.