SPAN 6672

Federico Garcia Lorca

Fate, Love, and Death in Federico García Lorca: From Tragedy to Poetry

Federico García Lorca is one of Spain's greatest literary figures, and after Cervantes, perhaps the most widely recognized Spanish writer in the English-speaking world. The aim of this course is to study Lorca’s rural dramatic trilogy (Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba), alongside selections of his poetry: Gypsy Ballads, Poema del canto jondo, and A Poet in New York). Social and anthropological issues such as honor, social class and desire, religion and taboo, homoerotism, the role of women in society, will be topics for discussion. Articles, documentaries, and class discussions will situate the varied works within the historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts that shaped Spain prior to the Civil War. Critical works will provide the necessary framework for the analysis of primary sources. Two short papers, in-class oral presentations, and active participation are required. (1 unit).

Required texts: Federico García Lorca, Amor de don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-0899-0); Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9); Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0072-7); La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cástalia) (ISBN: 978-84-70394126); Poeta en Nueva York (Madrid: Catedra) ISBN 9788437607252); Poema del cante jondo/Romancero gitano (Madrid, Catedra) ISBN 9788437601144.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6672A-L19 Lecture (Carreno)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6672A-L16 Lecture (Carreno)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6672A-L15 Lecture (Carreno)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6672A-L14 Lecture (Carreno)

Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6672A-L13 Lecture (Carreno)