Introduction to Literature and the Visual Arts


Survey of literature and painting in Spain from the mid-17th to the late 20th c., taking as an entry point the work of Velázquez, Goya, Picasso and Maruja Mallo as well as painters and writers from the Generation of 1898. Besides studying comparatively literary and pictorial texts, students will view major historical films that depict and interpret the lives and times of the artists just mentioned. Recurring themes include minority identities, women's rights, socio-economic exclusion and various forms of protest in addition to such community-making performances as religious worship, popular festivals and public spectacles. Prerequisite: Spanish 301, 331S, or AP Spanish Literature score of 5.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring