Technology Applications: Introduction to Spanish Literature

The course as presented below is the actual course outline for Spanish 3331, a course at Trinity University taught in the fall of 1998. The online materials are intended to enhance their readings from two books, Aproximaciones a la literatura hispana, ed. Carmen Virgillo et al., and Antología de la literatura española, II, ed. Fernando Ibarra and Alberto Machado Da Rosa. Most of the readings will come from the texts, but some are only available online.

The online material included in the course outline is of three kinds:
primary texts not included in the two books;
required reading about various periods, Spanish prosody, etc.
optional material (biographies, illustrations, etc.); optional information online is denoted by italics.

In addition to class discussion, students are required to participate in a mailing list devoted to this course. As an incentive to engage more with online resources, students may choose to create a webpage (or site) rather than the more traditional final paper.

Literature presents one of the more challenging uses of online material. Literary studies are not usually considered to be focused primarily on information retrieval but on thought, reflection, and further reading. Nevertheless there are a number of interesting sites for literary studies in general and Spanish literature in particular. Here is a list of some of the more important sites:

Voice of the Shuttle (Literary Theory): http://humanitas.ucsb.edu/shuttle/theory.html
Online literary journals: Revista de Literatura Española Medieval y del Renacimiento; Laberinto (Spanish literature, 1450-1750): http://www.utsa.edu/academics/cofah/laberinto/

The way this course is designed and the online material used to support the goals of the course are only one possibility. This sample does not attempt to provide a comprehensive list of all possible sites and activities. Among the various components one can add are pictures, maps, sounds (music, authors' voices), video (with an eye toward bandwidth), articles of literary criticism, suggestions of ways to use online materials for literary study, games, and computer assisted literary analysis (not available for all texts, but a model should be the Cervantes text search engine at Texas A and M University: http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/cervantes/english/ctxt/search/).

Moreover, this represents the model course outline that will surely be modified during the semester. To view the latest update of the course (the link that the students themselves will use and that will include additional materials and links added during the semester), go to http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/courses/3331.html

Plan de estudio: Introducción a la literatura española
Otoño de 1998
Prof. Matthew D. Stroud

28 de agosto

Introducción; La edad media

31

Poema de Mío Cid

mapa: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~rs143/spain.jpg

página general (en inglés): http://www.legends.dm.net/paladins/cid.html

2 de septiembre

Poema de Mío Cid

4

Técnica poética; http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/spanish/versifica.html;
Romancero

9

Juan Manuel

11

Jorge Manrique
texto: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/coplaspo.htm

14

El Renacimiento; Garcilaso, sonetos

16

Garcilaso de la Vega, Égloga I
texto: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/egloga1.htm
biografía: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/garcilas.htm

18

Examen I

21

El Barroco

23

Fray Luis de León y San Juan de la Cruz
textos: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/nocheser.htm
http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/aquilaen.htm
biografía: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/frayluis.htm

25

Quevedo, Góngora, Sor Juana

texto: http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/cm1/jehle/web/poesia/hombresn.htm

28

Cervantes, Don Quijote

30

Cervantes, Don Quijote

2 de octubre

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev1a.html

5

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev1b.html
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev2a.html

7

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev2b.html

9

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev3a.html

12

Tirso de Molina, El burlador de Sevilla
texto: http://www.trinity.edu/~mstroud/comedia/bursev3b.html

14

El Neoclasicismo; Feijóo

16

Examen II

19

El Romanticismo; Bécquer

21

Espronceda

26

Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio

28

Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio

30

Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio

2 de noviembre

Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio

4

El Realismo; Pardo Bazán

6

Galdós, Doña Perfecta

9

Galdós, Doña Perfecta

11

Galdós, Doña Perfecta

13

Examen III

16

La Generación del ’98; Machado

18

Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, Mártir

20

Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, Mártir

23

La Generación del ’27, Aleixandre

25

García Lorca

30

La Literatura de Posguerra; Cela

2 de diciembre

Matute, Laforet

4

Después de Franco: Cine: (fuera de clase); evaluaciones

7

Algún cuento; repaso
Examen final