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SPAN 31104 - Fate & Free Will in Mod Span Narrative

Course Credit: 1
FATE & FREE WILL IN MODERN SPANISH NARRATIVE. This course examines the themes of fate, free will and entrapment in a selection of short stories, novels and films from Spain. The course begins with an examination of Lazarillo de Tormes, the foundational text of the Picaresque genre and continues with Miguel de Cervantes’ El licenciado Vidriera, which chronicles the ingenuity of a teenage boy who believes he is made of glass. These two stories will serve as a touchstone for subsequent examination of several novels written in the twentieth century that deal broadly with individuality, selfhood, delusion, hardship, freedom and Spanish modernity. This course fulfills the Junior IS requirement for the Spanish major. Course taught in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPAN-20200, and either SPAN-22300 or SPAN-22400; or permission of instructor [AH, C]