Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    OBJETIVES
    This Course is intended to enable students to take their first steps in becoming knowledgeable
    about the study of Spanish literature. A hybrid theoretical-practical approach will be adopted via the
    exploration of key works which gave rise to the creation in writing of a range of mythic figures within
    Spanish culture, figures which have become universally known. Moreover, a further aim is to promote
    the city of Seville’s own myths.

    METHODOLOGY
    Classes will be of a combined theoretical and practical nature, albeit with key emphasis being
    placed on the interaction with texts on the part of students. During class sessions, the practical study of
    lecturer-selected fragments of each of the works to be read will be carried out, while discussion will be
    on-going and also analytic commentaries will be undertaken, together with practical exercises, real-time
    debates, and segments involving the pooling of ideas. In addition, use will be made of audiovisual
    resources related to the works being studied during the Course.

    SYLLABUS
    1. A Generic Introduction to the Concept of Literary Myth.
    2. The Matchmaker Witch: Celestina.
    3. The Rogue: Lazarillo de Tormes.
    4. The Errant Knight: Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha).
    5. The Seducer: Don Juan Tenorio.
    6. The femme fatale: Carmen, the Cigarette Girl.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.