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New Course Supplement 2016

SPAN 43.04 The Best Hispanic Poetry: Emotion for the Contemporary Reader

Sentiment and subjectivity establish themselves as pillars of modern poetry. In order to overcome its restrictive communicative function and prevail over time, language dwells in a figurative realm with the assistance of a metaphorical leap. This course will concentrate on the study of some of the finest poems and poets of the Spanish language. Starting with some early examples of the Castilian lyrical tradition (Jorge Manrique, Garcilaso de la Vega, Luis de Góngora or Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz), we will take pleasure in reading and study major canonical figures like Rubén Darío, Gabriela Mistral, Federico García Lorca, and Pablo Neruda. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary manifestations of poetry that inhabit the territory of popular songs.

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