2015 Fall

Number Title Description Instructor
FRENCH 101.01 Elementary French 1 Introduction to the essential elements of French language and aspects of French/Francophone... Choffart, Germain
FRENCH 101.02 Elementary French 1 Introduction to the essential elements of French language and aspects of French/Francophone... Valnes Quammen, Sandra
FRENCH 101.03 Elementary French 1 Introduction to the essential elements of French language and aspects of French/Francophone... Choffart, Germain
FRENCH 101.04 Elementary French 1 Introduction to the essential elements of French language and aspects of French/Francophone... Screpanti, Filippo
FRENCH 102.01 Elementary French 2 Continues work on the essential elements of French language and aspects of culture. Aural... Provot, Karine
FRENCH 102.02 Elementary French 2 Continues work on the essential elements of French language and aspects of culture. Aural... Choffart, Germain
FRENCH 102.03 Elementary French 2 Continues work on the essential elements of French language and aspects of culture. Aural... Dandridge, Eliza
FRENCH 201.01 Europe In Theory Exploration of the idea of Europe as a political, moral, and cultural identity. Examines the... Dainotto, Roberto
FRENCH 203.01 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Tufenkian, Armand Yervant
FRENCH 203.02 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Stempniak, Katarzyna "Kasia"
FRENCH 203.03 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Gonthier, Christelle
FRENCH 203.04 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Iber, Laurel
FRENCH 203.05 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Becker, Romain P
FRENCH 203.06 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Blaise, Sandie
FRENCH 203.07 Intermed French Lang/cul The first half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Review of basic grammar;... Brusson, Emilie M L
FRENCH 204.01 Adv Intermed Fr Lang/cul The second half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Focus on building higher... Van Der Drift, Martha
FRENCH 204.02 Adv Intermed Fr Lang/cul The second half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Focus on building higher... Provot, Karine
FRENCH 204.03 Adv Intermed Fr Lang/cul The second half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Focus on building higher... Provot, Karine
FRENCH 204.04 Adv Intermed Fr Lang/cul The second half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Focus on building higher... Florand, Laura
FRENCH 204.05 Adv Intermed Fr Lang/cul The second half of the two-semester program of intermediate French. Focus on building higher... Van Der Drift, Martha
FRENCH 301.01 Adv Fr Lang/writ Workshp Development of competence in written expression in French, with special emphasis on stylistic... Van Der Drift, Martha
FRENCH 301.02 Adv Fr Lang/writ Workshp Development of competence in written expression in French, with special emphasis on stylistic... Florand, Laura
FRENCH 302S.01 Cultural/literary Persp Designed to give students leaving intermediate French the reading and writing skills necessary to... Valnes Quammen, Sandra
FRENCH 302S.02 Cultural/literary Persp Designed to give students leaving intermediate French the reading and writing skills necessary to... Reisinger, Deborah
FRENCH 303S.01 Fr For Current Affairs Contemporary culture/civilization course on changes/controversies in France today. Sources from... Gonthier, Christelle
FRENCH 325S.01 Issues in Global Displacement: Voix francophones

This course will build advanced language skills while exploring issues in global migration and...

Reisinger, Deborah
FRENCH 327S.01 Parody/Parodie

What do Don Quixote and Quentin Tarantino’s cinema have in common? What is parody...

Di Lorenzo, Fiammetta
FRENCH 332.01 French Short Story The history of short fiction focusing on exemplary texts from various historical periods,... Solterer, Helen
FRENCH 365.01 Paris: Capital Of 19C In the nineteenth century, Paris was recognized as a center of science, culture, and social... Bell, David
FRENCH 390S.01 French Fables and Fairytales

The skills and building blocks for narrative self-invention, are captured and communicated in...

Longino, Michele
FRENCH 414.01 Comics and Culture: Images of Modern France in the Making

Born with the 20th century, the comic strip (bande dessinée, or BD) is now...

Tufts, Clare
FRENCH 415.01 Yesterdyay's Classics/Today's Movies

This course coordinates the presentation of several recent films that re-cycle and re-interpret...

Longino, Michele
FRENCH 715.01 Cultural Memory

This seminar investigates the critical issues of the invention,...

Solterer, Helen
Number Title Description Instructor
CREOLE 101.01 Elementary Creole I An introduction to the essential elements of Haitian Creole or Kreyòl language and aspects of... Pierre, Jacques
CREOLE 203.01 Intermediate Creole I First semester of intermediate Haitian Creole or Kreyol. This course moves beyond survival skills... Pierre, Jacques
CREOLE 701.01 Elementary Creole I Introduction to essential elements of Haitian Creole or Kreyòl language and aspects of Haitian... Pierre, Jacques
CREOLE 703.01 Intermediate Creole I First semester of intermediate Haitian Creole or Kreyòl. This course moves beyond survival skills... Pierre, Jacques
Number Title Description Instructor
ITALIAN 101.01 Elementary Italian 1

Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural...

Granacki, Alyssa
ITALIAN 101.02 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Scapolo, Andrea
ITALIAN 101.03 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Scapolo, Andrea
ITALIAN 101.04 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Casa, Laura
ITALIAN 101.05 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Scapolo, Andrea
ITALIAN 101.06 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Bianchi, Pietro
ITALIAN 101.07 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Ricco, Giulia
ITALIAN 101.08 Elementary Italian 1 Introduction to the basic elements of Italian language and culture. Equal attention to aural... Casa, Laura
ITALIAN 102.01 Elementary Italian 2 Italian 102 develops and expands elements acquired in Italian 101: aural comprehension, speaking,... Chambless, Della
ITALIAN 102.02 Elementary Italian 2 Italian 102 develops and expands elements acquired in Italian 101: aural comprehension, speaking,... Chambless, Della
ITALIAN 102.03 Elementary Italian 2 Italian 102 develops and expands elements acquired in Italian 101: aural comprehension, speaking,... Sposeto, Emily
ITALIAN 102.04 Elementary Italian 2 Italian 102 develops and expands elements acquired in Italian 101: aural comprehension, speaking,... Chambless, Della
ITALIAN 102.05 Elementary Italian 2 Italian 102 develops and expands elements acquired in Italian 101: aural comprehension, speaking,... Cangiano, Mimmo
ITALIAN 112.01 Accelerated Elementary Italian Covers the elementary Italian Language curriculum (Italian 101-102) in one semester. Development... Staff, Departmental
ITALIAN 190FS.01 Focus Topics: Ital Lit & Cult Topics on single authors, genres, movements, or themes across centuries. Taught in English. Topics... Finucci, Valeria
ITALIAN 201.01 Europe In Theory Exploration of the idea of Europe as a political, moral, and cultural identity. Examines the... Dainotto, Roberto
ITALIAN 203.01 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Casa, Laura
ITALIAN 203.02 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Sposeto, Emily
ITALIAN 203.03 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Begali, Mattia
ITALIAN 203.04 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Begali, Mattia
ITALIAN 203.05 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Begali, Mattia
ITALIAN 203.06 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Staff, Departmental
ITALIAN 203.07 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Gilebbi, Matteo
ITALIAN 203.08 Intermediate Italian Content-based approach focusing on aspects of Italian culture and contemporary society. Focus on... Gilebbi, Matteo
ITALIAN 204.01 Adv Intermediate Italian Further development of the elements practiced in Italian 101-203. Increased attention to... Gilebbi, Matteo
ITALIAN 225.01 World Masterpieces Love causes problems. It can inspire passion or madness; foster alliances, destroy friendships,... Eisner, Martin
ITALIAN 301.01 Introduction to Italian Culture Introduction to Italian literature, thought and cultural practices. Focus on one or more authors,... Ziolkowski, Saskia
ITALIAN 386.01 Art In Renaissance Italy Introduction to the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Rome from the... Lanzoni, Kristin
ITALIAN 584S.01 Boccaccio's Women Examines a particular aspect of Boccaccio's works, such as the Decameron. Issues may include... Eisner, Martin
ITALIAN 590S-1.01 Love, War, Corsairs, Empire Focus on a particular aspect of the Italian or European Renaissance. Taught in English. Instructor... Finucci, Valeria
ITALIAN 89S.01 Adaptation: Cinema and Literature Topics vary each semester offered. This course is restricted to first-year students. Instructor:... Ziolkowski, Saskia
Number Title Description Instructor
PORTUGUE 101.01 Elementary Portuguese I Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes an exposure to some aspects of... Silva, Magda
PORTUGUE 101.02 Elementary Portuguese I Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes an exposure to some aspects of... Silva, Magda
PORTUGUE 203.01 Intermediate Portuguese Intensive language review of reading, writing, and oral practice, with increased attention to... Silva, Magda
PORTUGUE 290S.01 Topics In Lusophone Lit/cul Seminar exploring topics of cultural formation in the Portuguese-speaking world that emphasize... Aidoo, Lamonte
PORTUGUE 390S.01 Cinema, History and Culture in Brazil

This course looks into major topics of Brazilian culture and history since 1960. The course is taught in Portuguese but most of our readings will be available in both English and Portuguese. Attention will given to language development in both written and spoken form. The topics we will examine include the radicalization of politics in the 1960s, military dictatorship and the return to democracy, problems of marginalization and criminality in the contemporary city, the ascension of Lula (who was a factory worker and union organizer) to the presidency, and notable recent events such as the street protests of June 2013 and the lesser known but fascinating phenomenon that became known as the "rolezinhos," in which massive numbers of youth from poor and predominantly non-white neighborhoods peacefully occupied the shopping malls of the socio-economic elites. We will approach these topics usingcinema (including documentaries, fictional films, and even some experimental hybrid works) as our primary texts. We will therefore deal simultaneously with topics in the history of contemporary Brazil and the history of Brazilian cinema, with attention to some of Brazil's most notable filmmakers and film movements and the ideologies behind their aesthetic and production choices. Our secondary readings will come from a variety of sources including journalism, history, essays, and several works of literature, such as short stories by Rubem Fonseca, a crime-fiction writer who was once the police commissioner for the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Furtado, Gustavo
PORTUGUE 390S.02 Topics Lusophone Lit/cul Seminar exploring topics of cultural formation in the Portuguese-speaking world that emphasize... Aidoo, Lamonte
Number Title Description Instructor
ROMST 190FS.01 Topics In Romance Studies Topics vary each semester offered. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor... Fellin, Luciana
ROMST 190FS.02 Topics In Romance Studies Topics vary each semester offered. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor... Paredes, Liliana
ROMST 201.01 Europe In Theory Exploration of the idea of Europe as a political, moral, and cultural identity. Examines the... Dainotto, Roberto
ROMST 205.01 The Problem of Love in Western Literature

Literature. CCI, R, ALP, CZ

Love causes problems. It can inspire passion or madness; foster alliances, destroy friendships, provoke war, broker peace. It impacts communities and raises fundamental questions about life. Exploring amorous discourse from two millennia –Plato’s erotic ascent, Virgil’s deceived Dido, Ovid’s rules of seduction, Boccaccio’s legitimation of female desire, Michelangelo’s homoerotic poetry, Leonardo’s sublimated impulses, Foscolo’s tragic obsession, comic uncertainties of Svevo’s modern lovers, and love from afar in Montale—we will see what changes, what persists, and ultimately come to understand what we mean when we talk about love today.

Eisner, Martin
ROMST 220.01 Trauma & Mental Health, Haiti Haiti as a case study in global mental health approaches to traumatic stress. Explores the genesis... Jenson, Deborah
ROMST 290S.01 Topics In Romance Studies A comparative study of languages, literatures, and/or cultures related to Romance Studies.... Lebron, Marisol
ROMST 319S.01 Andalusia Intersection of cultures, religions, languages, and peoples through history, architecture, poetry... McLarney, Ellen
ROMST 490S.01 Topics Romance Studies A comparative study of languages, literatures, and/or cultures related to Romance Studies.... Dorfman, Ariel
ROMST 519S.01 Andalusia Intersection of cultures, religions, languages, and peoples through history, architecture, poetry... McLarney, Ellen
ROMST 521S.01 Anthropology And History Recent scholarship that combines anthropology and history, including culture history, ethnohistory... Dubois, Laurent
ROMST 690S.01 Sem Romance Studies (Top) Topics to be announced. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
ROMST 690S.02 Sem Romance Studies (Top) Topics to be announced. Instructor: Staff Dorfman, Ariel
ROMST 700.01 Teaching Foreign Lang A survey of approaches to foreign language teaching, an introduction to the theoretical notions... Tufts, Clare
ROMST 790S.01 Topics Romance Studies A cycle of seminars that explores a theoretical problem cross-culturally through two or more... Dainotto, Roberto
ROMST 89S.01 First Year Seminar Romance St Topics vary each semester offered. This course is restricted to first-year students. Instructor:... Ziolkowski, Saskia
Number Title Description Instructor
SPANISH 101.01 Elementary Spanish 1 Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking... Romero, Maria
SPANISH 101.02 Elementary Spanish 1 Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking... Ferrera-Balanquet, Raul
SPANISH 101.03 Elementary Spanish 1 Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking... Whitehouse Gordillo, Matthew
SPANISH 101.04 Elementary Spanish 1 Introduces the basic elements of the language and includes exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking... Vargas, Ivan
SPANISH 102.01 Elementary Spanish 2 This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Elementary Spanish 101; enrollment... Sanchez, Nicolas
SPANISH 102.02 Elementary Spanish 2 This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Elementary Spanish 101; enrollment... Merschel, Lisa
SPANISH 102.03 Elementary Spanish 2 This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Elementary Spanish 101; enrollment... Merschel, Lisa
SPANISH 102.04 Elementary Spanish 2 This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Elementary Spanish 101; enrollment... Anderson, Eileen
SPANISH 102.05 Elementary Spanish 2 This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Elementary Spanish 101; enrollment... Anderson, Eileen
SPANISH 111.01 Intensive Elem Spanish Covers the basic elementary language curriculum (Spanish 101 and 102) in one semester. Aural... Simmermeyer, Melissa
SPANISH 160S.01 Intro To Latino/a Studies Intro to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the... Viego, Antonio
SPANISH 203.01 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Navarro Roncero, Luis
SPANISH 203.02 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Navarro Roncero, Luis
SPANISH 203.03 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Villalba, William
SPANISH 203.04 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Ibanez, Rosa
SPANISH 203.05 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Karahalios, Harry
SPANISH 203.06 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Fernandez, Ana
SPANISH 203.07 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Fernandez, Ana
SPANISH 203.08 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Karahalios, Harry
SPANISH 203.09 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Fernández, Bethzaida
SPANISH 203.10 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Fernández, Bethzaida
SPANISH 203.11 Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in the elementary sequence; enrollment... Ibanez, Rosa
SPANISH 204.01 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Ewing, Rebecca
SPANISH 204.02 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Ewing, Rebecca
SPANISH 204.03 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Romero, Maria
SPANISH 204.04 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Villalba, William
SPANISH 204.05 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Villalba, William
SPANISH 204.06 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Coefman Cabeza, Alma
SPANISH 204.07 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Vidal, Graciela
SPANISH 204.08 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Vidal, Graciela
SPANISH 204.09 Adv Intermediate Spanish This course builds on the elements of the language acquired in Spanish 101 through 203. Further... Campilongo, Xiomara
SPANISH 271T.01 Voices In Pub Pol: Spanish Students explore how language and culture impact public policy and practice. Through authentic... Reisinger, Deborah
SPANISH 301.01 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Simmermeyer, Melissa
SPANISH 301.02 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Campilongo, Xiomara
SPANISH 301.03 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Clifford, Joan
SPANISH 301.04 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Karahalios, Harry
SPANISH 301.05 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Serrano, Silvia
SPANISH 301.06 Adv Spanish Writing Development of academic writing skills in Spanish with a focus on techniques for organizing... Reist, Stephanie
SPANISH 302.01 Advanced Spanish Grammar Intended to foster students' reflection about Spanish grammar and to consolidate students'... Munné, Joan
SPANISH 302.02 Advanced Spanish Grammar Intended to foster students' reflection about Spanish grammar and to consolidate students'... Navarro Roncero, Luis
SPANISH 303.01 Intro Cultural Studies Introduction to ideologies and political debates that shape the cultural configuration of Hispanic... Vidal, Graciela
SPANISH 303.02 Intro Cultural Studies Introduction to ideologies and political debates that shape the cultural configuration of Hispanic... Anderson, Eileen
SPANISH 303.03 Cine Politico

What constitutes a "political cinema"? Although there is no definitive answer to this question, Latin American filmmakers provide a variety of compelling possibilities. This course discusses major works of Latin American cinematography from the 1960s onwards, drawing examples from several countries including Brazil, Argentina, and especially Cuba. We will examine emblematic and highly innovative films in conjunction with manifestos and essays written by the filmmakers themselves as well as a selection of secondary texts that define and contextualize alternate versions of what constitutes a "political” cinema. In addition to being an introduction to Latin American cinema, this course introduces students to the politics and culture of the continent in an effervescent period of revolutions and counter-revolutions, of utopian ambition and its shortcomings.

Furtado, Gustavo
SPANISH 303.04 Intro Cultural Studies Introduction to ideologies and political debates that shape the cultural configuration of Hispanic... Hidalgo, Jesús
SPANISH 305.01 Spanish For Heritage Speakers Designed for students who are heritage speakers, educated almost exclusively in English, with... Munné, Joan
SPANISH 306.01 Health, Culture, Latino Commun Exploration of health issues in the Spanish-speaking world shaped by social, cultural, political,... Clifford, Joan
SPANISH 306.02 Health, Culture, Latino Commun Exploration of health issues in the Spanish-speaking world shaped by social, cultural, political,... Solorzano, Rosa
SPANISH 308S.01 Latino/a Voices In Duke, Durhm Construction of Latino/a identity(ies) and formation of community voices through the lens of... Fernandez, Ana
SPANISH 313.01 Bridging Cultures Exploration of key issues surrounding Latino communities in Durham and beyond, focusing on issues... Fernández, Bethzaida
SPANISH 331S.01 Intro Lit Film Popular Culture Introduction to a wide variety of texts from both Spain and Latin America, with emphasis on how... Sieburth, Stephanie
SPANISH 333.01 Intro To Spanish Lit II A survey of major writers and movements of the Spanish literary tradition in the eighteenth,... Rodríguez-García, José María
SPANISH 334.01 Intro Spanish-Amer Lit A survey of major writers and movements from the periods of discovery to conquest, colonial rule,... Rosa, Richard
SPANISH 335.02 Intro Spanish-Amer Lit A survey from Independence to the Contemporary period. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
SPANISH 363D.001 The Idea of Latin America in the Global World Order

The seminar explores the meaning of "America¨ and ¨Latin America¨ in the formation and transformation of the modern/colonial global order. Columbus did not discover America because America did not exist before he bumped into unknown territory. If America did not exist, Latin America either. The invention of America brought the continent into the global order and it was the first time that human kind had reached a whole view and conception of the planet. But how then both America and Latin America came into being? And how do we explain the differences between "Latin" and "Anglo" Americas? Is racism as we know today related to the invention of America? What was the destiny of the Indigenous population of the continent and of the enslaved Africans that populated the continent? We will explore these questions through historical narratives, essays, films, literature, news papers and relevant programs in TV stations for current events and debates. Lectures in English. Discussion sections in Spanish and English

Mignolo, Walter
SPANISH 363D.01D The Idea Of Latin America The idea of Latin America, as invented and created by European imperial powers and maintained by... Mignolo, Walter
SPANISH 363D.02D The Idea Of Latin America The idea of Latin America, as invented and created by European imperial powers and maintained by... Mignolo, Walter
SPANISH 410.01 Lit Renaissance/baroque Selected works of sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain with attention to their reflection... Vilches, Elvira
SPANISH 438S.01 Revolution in the Novel / Novel of Revolution

The second half of the twentieth century witnessed the publication of some of the finest novels written in the history of Spain’s pluri-national literatures.  These novels are of enduring interest to us because of the “radical artifice” flaunted by their authors, including the use of parody/pastiche and multiple narrators, subplots, and time schemes as well as countless self-reflexive devices.  This dazzling display of literary pyrotechnics got under way with Gonzalo Torrente Ballester’s playful El golpe de estado de Guadalupe Limón (1946), which predates both the “Latin American boom” and the so-called “new historical novel.”  Fiction writing proved adept at undermining the authority of history writing under Franco’s regime (1939-1975) in Juan Goytisolo’s Señas de identidad (1966) and Eduardo Mendoza’s La verdad sobre el caso Savolta (1975), a novel about anarchist terrorism, workers’ strikes, sexual liberation, and arms trafficking in Barcelona during the World War I years.  La verdad is the antithesis of the book with which the course will be launched, Pío Baroja’s Aurora roja (1904), a moral fiction which takes very seriously the claims that violent revolutions (specifically, the dream of an anarchist revolution) make on those idealist spirits who would like to change the world around them into a better and more humane place.  The latest flowering of Spanish fiction dates back to 1998, when important novels of “historical memory” began to focus on little-known episodes of the Spanish Civil War.  We will read the most popular (and arguably the best) on these novels: Dulce Chacón’s La voz dormida (2002).  Cumulatively, the body of fiction just described amounts to a “revolution in the novel.”  However, very rarely are the works under study read for the complex and sophisticated ways in which they make statements about a vexed contemporary question that spanned the years of late Francoism and the ensuing Transition to democracy: whether Spain was going to experience a much-awaited general strike or a massive uprising that would lead into a “socialist revolution.”  Depending on each author’s political allegiances, underneath the surface of the “revolution in the novel” one can see the emergence of either a “novel of revolution” or a “novel of counterrevolution.”  The related question of women’s unfinished revolution/ emancipation will also be explored through key works by female authors of this period such as Montserrat Roig, Lourdes Ortiz, and Dulce Chacón.  Featured novels may vary from one year to the next.  Conducted in Spanish.

Rodríguez-García, José María
SPANISH 490S-2.01 U S Lat Lit/cul Studies (Top) Special topics in United States Latina/o literatures and cultural studies. Topics to be announced... Milian, Claudia
SPANISH 590S.01 Sex and the City: Gender and Modernization in 19c Madrid

Why was the prostitute the central symbol of the nineteenth-century city?  What does shopping have to do with sex?  In the nineteenth-century, premarital sex banished a woman from respectable society forever. This is no longer true, so why is a woman who has multiple sexual partners still labeled a “slut”?  Today we use machines from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep. How did people react to the mechanization of society in the nineteenth century? The new city was teeming with crowds and new places to hang out, like coffeehouses. Men found the city to be a source of all kinds of new pleasures. So why were they also scared of it? These are some of the questions we will be considering through literature about 19th-century Madrid, exploring the similarities and differences between the social interactions and anxieties of that time and what they have to tell us about those of our own society and the Duke campus.

Sieburth, Stephanie
SPANISH 890-1.01 Hispanic Seminar (Top) Each semester one of the following topics will be selected for intensive treatment: the Spanish... Staff, Departmental