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Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Ph.D.

Spanish & Portuguese Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, 214 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455 (612-625-5858; fax 612-625-3549)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 78
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The PhD program in Hispanic and Lusophone literatures, cultures, and linguistics is a four-year program (post MA) that provides students with a focused and rigorous formation in the literatures, languages, and cultures of Spain and Latin America. PhD students choose one of four areas of emphasis: Iberian (peninsular), Latin America, Lusophone literatures and cultures, and Hispanic linguistics. In addition to establishing a specialization in one or more areas of Hispanic studies, the program allows and encourages students to pursue comparative or interdisciplinary work. Students complement their work in the department with coursework in other disciplines such as history; cultural studies and comparative literature; gender, women, and sexuality studies; medieval and early modern studies; and linguistics, among others. In addition to the requirements for the MA degree, PhD students must complete additional coursework. The department's faculty is committed to preparing students and giving them the tools to become scholars and teachers of the highest quality. The department has a strong tradition of fostering socio-historical perspectives on literatures, languages, and cultures. The graduate faculty is committed to comparative and interdisciplinary research and engages a variety of contemporary theoretical approaches, with strengths in postcolonial theory, social justice and human rights, memory studies, critical race theory, diasporic studies, and gender and sexuality studies. Members of the Hispanic linguistics faculty are specialists in the fields of sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, syntax, pragmatics, and phonology. The department offers students in the program faculty mentoring, a seminar, and workshops on professional development, including publishing, teaching, and interviewing. In addition, graduate student workshops in both literatures and cultures and in linguistics foster student-faculty relations and allow graduate students to ready themselves for conference participation. Travel funds are available through the department to allow students to present their papers at conferences in the US or abroad.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants must first apply to, or hold, a master of arts degree (or its equivalent) before applying to the PhD program. A graduate GPA of 3.50 is preferred.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Prospective students generally have completed an undergraduate degree or substantial coursework in the fields of Hispanic literatures and cultures, Lusophone literatures and cultures, or Hispanic linguistics, although individuals with other backgrounds may be admitted. The Graduate Studies Committee may require completion of background coursework, without graduate degree credit, for admitted students with insufficient preparation.
Special Application Requirements:
Students admitted to the program are required to be fluent in Spanish or Portuguese. The Graduate Studies Committee may require completion of background coursework, without graduate degree credit, for admitted students with insufficient preparation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the ApplyYourself application system by December 15. Applicants are accepted for admission for fall semester only. Please refer to the Application Checklist for important details. The following is required for the application: the Departmental Application; a personal statement; a writing sample representative of the applicant's level of scholarly development; three letters of recommendation; a five-minute voice sample; a Curriculum Vitae; GRE or TOEFL test scores; and transcripts. For more information see the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Apply page: http://spanport.umn.edu/grad/applying.html.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
42 credits are required in the major.
12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Language Requirement: Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students entering the program with an MA from other institutions must take a minimum of 7 graduate courses (21 credits) in this department.
Required Coursework
All students must take the following 3-credit course:
SPPT 5999 - The Teaching of College-Level Spanish: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
Outside Coursework
Take 12 credits, selected in consultation with the advisor, from outside the major.
Thesis Credits
Take exactly 24 credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Emphasis Options
Hispanic Literatures & Cultures
Spanish Peninsular Literature Electives
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5110 - Discursive Formations at the Threshold of 20th-Century Spain (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (3.0 cr)
Spanish American Literature
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses (3.0 cr)
Portuguese Literature
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
Major Electives
Take three additional courses (9 credits) at 5xxx or 8xxx level in order to strengthen and further define the student's area of concentration. This can include credits from the student's minor field.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5920 - Topics in Spanish-American Studies (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8100 - Research in Sociohistorical Approaches to Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8200 - Spanish Literary Texts: Theories of Formal Structures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8300 - The Construction of Spanish Literary History (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Lusophone Literatures & Cultures
Portugeuse and Lusophone Literature
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa (3.0 cr)
· PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures (3.0 cr)
Spanish Peninsular OR Spanish-American Literatures & Cultures
Students can petition out of one of the four required Spanish courses if the advisor and student consider it appropriate in accordance to the student's intellectual needs with regard to his/her dissertation project.
Take exactly 12 credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5110 - Discursive Formations at the Threshold of 20th-Century Spain (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take five additional courses (15 credits) at the 5xxx or 8xxx level in order to strengthen and further define the student's area of concentration. This can include credits from the student's minor field.
Take exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· PORT 5930 - Topics in Brazilian Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5920 - Topics in Spanish-American Studies (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8100 - Research in Sociohistorical Approaches to Spanish Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8200 - Spanish Literary Texts: Theories of Formal Structures (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8300 - The Construction of Spanish Literary History (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Hispanic Linguistics
Linguistic Core Areas
Take at least one course from each of the five core areas, for a total of 21 credits.
Take exactly 21 credit(s) from the following:
Phonology
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5721 - Spanish Laboratory Phonology (3.0 cr)
· Syntax/Pragmatics
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5716 - Structure of Modern Spanish: Pragmatics (3.0 cr)
· Language Variation
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5718 - Spanish Language Contact (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5717 - Spanish Sociolinguistics (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States (3.0 cr)
· History of Language
· SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance (3.0 cr)
· Second Language Acquisition
· SPAN 5991 - The Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language (3.0 cr)
Hispanic Linguistics Electives
Take at least three 5xxx or 8xxx level courses (9 credits) from within or outside the department with linguistics content.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5xxx
· SPAN 8xxx
· PORT 5xxx
· PORT 8xxx
· LING 5xxx
· LING 8xxx
· STAT 5xxx
· STAT 8xxx
· CI 5xxx
· CI 8xxx
Spanish & Portuguese Electives
Select three 5xxx or 8xxx level courses (9 credits) from the following list in order to strengthen and further define the student's area of concentration. This can include credits from the student's minor field.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SPAN 5xxx
· SPAN 8xxx
· PORT 5xxx
· PORT 8xxx
 
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SPPT 5999 - The Teaching of College-Level Spanish: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical grounding in the general principles of second language acquisition and guidance with their practical applications to the teaching of first- and second-year Spanish at the college-level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
SPAN 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
SPAN 5110 - Discursive Formations at the Threshold of 20th-Century Spain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and representative examples of the realist/naturalist novel (Galdas, Pardo Bazan) in the context of its antecedents ("costumbrismo"), opposites (the idealist/sentimental novel), and turn-of-the-century innovations of modernism and the "generation of 1898." prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/movements in Spain from 1915 to 2000. Neomodernism, surrealism, social realism, literatures of dictatorship/exile. Postmodernism. Poetry, novel, drama, essays, film, video/TV. Problems of literary history. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The major literary genres developed in Spain from the Reconquest to 1502, with reference to the crucial transformations of the Middle Ages, including primitive lyric, epic, clerical narrative, storytelling, debates, collections, chronicles, "exempla," and the Celestina (1499-1502).
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature of Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasizes historical legacy of slavery, African culture, independence struggles. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Discourse production in Spanish America between 1492 and 1700. Conquest/colonial writing/counter writing. Historical origin, evolution, impact of cultural, political, socioeconomic factors. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Political/economic contexts. Capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, their discursive media. Essay, journalism, literature, expression of everyday life. Wheels of commerce, progress, industrialization. Romanticism, realism, positivistic faith.
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernismo, historical vanguard, impact of populist politics in patterns of culture/literature. 1900-50. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second half of 20th century critical culture. Neo-indigenism, new novel, poetry/antipoetry, theater/drama. Pragmatic search for past/identity. Globalization, its impact in literature.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Origins/development of Lusophone Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Toma, Principe). Literature, cultural/literary criticism, history, sociology, media (film, art, music). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural manifestations in Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa). Literature, history, film, intellectual thought, critical theory, popular culture. Topics may include writers (e.g. Machado de Assis) groups of writers (e.g. Lusophone women writers), or problematics such as (post-)colonialism or Luso-Brazilian modernities. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins/development of modern Portuguese nation (late 15th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology, and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Portugal as well as fundamental literary texts.
SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary autobiography, residual elements of Erasmian humanism, post-Tridentine repression/censorship. Picaro's critique of imperial Spain's system of values/authority. Cultural critics' challenge to rediscover popular texts of early modern period. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary approach providing a framework for deconstructing issues of national identity, marginalization, and gender. U.S. Hispanic theatre/literature and its ethnic diversity, regional variations, cultural links, and scope of its genres. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5920 - Topics in Spanish-American Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Spanish-American literature analyzed according to important groups, movements, trends, methods, and genres. Specific approaches depend on topic and instructor. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 8100 - Research in Sociohistorical Approaches to Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociohistorical functions of Spanish literary works and major theories concerning literary production of texts. Testing modern theories in terms of representative fictional discourses from specific historical periods. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8200 - Spanish Literary Texts: Theories of Formal Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced research in methods of literary analysis of discourse. Emphasizes theoretical and practical frameworks within which representative texts are analyzed and interpreted from differing perspectives. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Medieval origins of drama to [La Celestina] (1499-1502), pastoral dialogues, crossover plays of Spanish and Portuguese dramatists, popular theater up to emerging public and private theaters under Italian influence. Rojas, Encina, Vicente, Naharro, Cervantes, and new tragedians. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
New Spanish poetic forms, from Garcilaso de Le[]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[]ngora, Lope, and Quevedo. Classic traditions and modern adaptations. Ideological foundations of lyric genres--eclogue, lira, mystics, satire, conceptismo/culteranismo, and sonnet. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8300 - The Construction of Spanish Literary History
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins and development of Hispanic literary canon: sociocultural theories of Spanish literary histories as academic and historiographic disciplines. Critiques of modern literary theories through analysis of literary works by major writers. prereq: Two 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina]
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural reappraisal of the late Middle Ages by reference to two Spanish masterpieces: the Archpriest's [Book of True Love] and Rojas' [La Celestina] (1499-1502). Emphasizes historical function of varied genres, motifs, and sources adapted by the authors. prereq: 5106, 5107 or 5xxx course in Portuguese
SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individualized support and advice in framing, theorizing, problematizing, and interpreting areas of cultural research. Taught in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. prereq: Reading knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese
SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major literary works and genres of Caribbean literature studied against the background of sociohistorical vicissitudes of the process leading to the formation and consolidation of the national states. prereq: 5525 or instr consent
SPAN 5930 - Topics in Ibero-Romance Linguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Problems in Hispanic linguistics; a variety of approaches and methods.
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins/development of modern Portuguese nation (late 15th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology, and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Portugal as well as fundamental literary texts.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5540 - Literatures and Cultures of Lusophone Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Origins/development of Lusophone Africa (Angola, Mozambique, Cape-Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Toma, Principe). Literature, cultural/literary criticism, history, sociology, media (film, art, music). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PORT 5910 - Topics in Lusophone Cultures and Literatures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural manifestations in Portuguese-speaking world (Portugal, Brazil, Lusophone Africa). Literature, history, film, intellectual thought, critical theory, popular culture. Topics may include writers (e.g. Machado de Assis) groups of writers (e.g. Lusophone women writers), or problematics such as (post-)colonialism or Luso-Brazilian modernities. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5160 - Medieval Iberian Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The major literary genres developed in Spain from the Reconquest to 1502, with reference to the crucial transformations of the Middle Ages, including primitive lyric, epic, clerical narrative, storytelling, debates, collections, chronicles, "exempla," and the Celestina (1499-1502).
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5110 - Discursive Formations at the Threshold of 20th-Century Spain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and representative examples of the realist/naturalist novel (Galdas, Pardo Bazan) in the context of its antecedents ("costumbrismo"), opposites (the idealist/sentimental novel), and turn-of-the-century innovations of modernism and the "generation of 1898." prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5150 - Contemporary Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/movements in Spain from 1915 to 2000. Neomodernism, surrealism, social realism, literatures of dictatorship/exile. Postmodernism. Poetry, novel, drama, essays, film, video/TV. Problems of literary history. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5550 - Caribbean Literature: An Integral Approach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literature of Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Emphasizes historical legacy of slavery, African culture, independence struggles. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5560 - Global Colonial Studies in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Discourse production in Spanish America between 1492 and 1700. Conquest/colonial writing/counter writing. Historical origin, evolution, impact of cultural, political, socioeconomic factors. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5570 - Nineteenth Century Latin America: Enlightened Thought, Nation Building, Literacy, Cultural Discourse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Political/economic contexts. Capitalism, liberalism, conservatism, their discursive media. Essay, journalism, literature, expression of everyday life. Wheels of commerce, progress, industrialization. Romanticism, realism, positivistic faith.
SPAN 5580 - Latin American Cultural Integration in the Neocolonial Order
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernismo, historical vanguard, impact of populist politics in patterns of culture/literature. 1900-50. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5590 - The Impact of Globalization in Latin American Discourses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Second half of 20th century critical culture. Neo-indigenism, new novel, poetry/antipoetry, theater/drama. Pragmatic search for past/identity. Globalization, its impact in literature.
PORT 5930 - Topics in Brazilian Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Major issues of Brazilian literature; focuses on important authors, movements, currents, and genres. Problems, socioeconomic questions, and literary techniques related to Brazilian themes. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary autobiography, residual elements of Erasmian humanism, post-Tridentine repression/censorship. Picaro's critique of imperial Spain's system of values/authority. Cultural critics' challenge to rediscover popular texts of early modern period. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5531 - Hispanic Literature of the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Interdisciplinary approach providing a framework for deconstructing issues of national identity, marginalization, and gender. U.S. Hispanic theatre/literature and its ethnic diversity, regional variations, cultural links, and scope of its genres. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5920 - Topics in Spanish-American Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Spanish-American literature analyzed according to important groups, movements, trends, methods, and genres. Specific approaches depend on topic and instructor. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 8100 - Research in Sociohistorical Approaches to Spanish Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociohistorical functions of Spanish literary works and major theories concerning literary production of texts. Testing modern theories in terms of representative fictional discourses from specific historical periods. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8200 - Spanish Literary Texts: Theories of Formal Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced research in methods of literary analysis of discourse. Emphasizes theoretical and practical frameworks within which representative texts are analyzed and interpreted from differing perspectives. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Medieval origins of drama to [La Celestina] (1499-1502), pastoral dialogues, crossover plays of Spanish and Portuguese dramatists, popular theater up to emerging public and private theaters under Italian influence. Rojas, Encina, Vicente, Naharro, Cervantes, and new tragedians. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
New Spanish poetic forms, from Garcilaso de Le[]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[]ngora, Lope, and Quevedo. Classic traditions and modern adaptations. Ideological foundations of lyric genres--eclogue, lira, mystics, satire, conceptismo/culteranismo, and sonnet. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8300 - The Construction of Spanish Literary History
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins and development of Hispanic literary canon: sociocultural theories of Spanish literary histories as academic and historiographic disciplines. Critiques of modern literary theories through analysis of literary works by major writers. prereq: Two 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina]
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural reappraisal of the late Middle Ages by reference to two Spanish masterpieces: the Archpriest's [Book of True Love] and Rojas' [La Celestina] (1499-1502). Emphasizes historical function of varied genres, motifs, and sources adapted by the authors. prereq: 5106, 5107 or 5xxx course in Portuguese
SPAN 8960 - Workshop: Research in Hispanic Cultural Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individualized support and advice in framing, theorizing, problematizing, and interpreting areas of cultural research. Taught in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. prereq: Reading knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese
SPAN 8990 - Advanced Comparative Research of Caribbean Genres
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major literary works and genres of Caribbean literature studied against the background of sociohistorical vicissitudes of the process leading to the formation and consolidation of the national states. prereq: 5525 or instr consent
SPAN 5711 - The Structure of Modern Spanish: Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Formulating and evaluating a phonological description of Spanish. Approaches to problems in Spanish phonology within metrical, autosegmental, and lexical phonological theories. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5721 - Spanish Laboratory Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Core literature on Spanish laboratory phonology. Phonology from a laboratory perspective. Students evaluate laboratory research methodologies, perform basic acoustic analyses, and design laboratory phonology studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5714 - Theoretical Foundations of Spanish Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Linguistic types/processes that appear across languages. Grammatical relations, word order, transitivity, subordination, information structure, grammaticalization. How these are present in syntax of Spanish. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5716 - Structure of Modern Spanish: Pragmatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts in current literature in Spanish pragmatics. Deixis, presupposition, conversational implicature, speech act theory, conversational structure. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5718 - Spanish Language Contact
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Analysis of different types/results of Spanish language contact globally, taking into account varying social conditions under which contact occurs. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5717 - Spanish Sociolinguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic variation, cross-dialectal diversity in different varieties of Spanish in Latin America and Spain. Impact of recent cultural, political, and socioeconomic transformations on language. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5985 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Spanish in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sociolinguistic analysis of issues such as language maintenance/shift in U.S. Latino communities, code switching, attitudes of Spanish speakers toward varieties of Spanish and English, language change in bilingual communities, and language policy issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Origins and developments of Ibero-Romance languages; evolution of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5991 - The Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of issues such as the acquisition of Spanish and English by bilingual children; Spanish in immersion settings; developmental sequences in Spanish; classroom language learners' attitudes, beliefs, and motivation; development of pragmatic competence. prereq: Grad student or instr consent