Spanish 285: Poetics of the Transatlantic Baroque: Sor Juana, Severo Sarduy, and José Lezama Lima Read Góngora

Instructor: Professor Emilie L. Bergmann

This course fulfills an elective requirement for the DE in REMS.

Góngora’s Soledades and Sor Juana’s Primero sueño exemplify the ruptures and continuities in concepts of language and mind. Our readings will frame these poems, as well as sonnets and romances, in terms of philosophical perspectives, visual culture, and sonorous structures in the Baroque, and Neo-Baroque readings of Caribbean writers.

Requirements: Weekly presentations on readings (poetry and critical approaches); mid-semester outline and final project. In the second half of the seminar, one seminar session will be focused on each student’s research topic with that student leading the class. One  (10-12 pp. research paper).

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