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Spanish Picaresque Novel


This course principally examines Spain's Golden Age Picaresque Novels in conjunction with specific socio-historico-cultural contexts.  We begin by defining genre and the picaresque, as well as by exploring the times in which these great works of social criticism were written by studying the circumstances of early modern Spain. Later, we read texts less often referred to as "picaresque" to explore the continuity of the picaresque in Hispanic Letters and in world literature. Conducted in Spanish.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.
Satisfies Area I for the major in Hispanic Studies.
Satisfies a requirement in the interdisciplinary minor in Global Literary Theory.


SPA 260 and 270 or equivalents.