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SPAN 462 A: Topics In Spanish Cultural Studies

Race and Ethnicity in Early Modern Spain

"Kitchen Maid" by Diego Velázquez
Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 130
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Antonio Rueda

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This course examines Spanish conceptions of race and ethnicity in literary and visual representations from 1492 to 1700, including materials from short stories and plays about Afro-Hispanics, Roma, Jews and Muslims to paintings and drawings from the Spanish Golden Age.  The encounters that took place after 1492 between Christians and other groups is what makes Spain a key case for historical questions about race, religion and nation in the making of the modern Western world that we will explore in this course. Special attention will be paid to the role of women belonging to different ethnic groups as well as to the contexts that shaped concepts and ideas about otherness.

Catalog Description: 
Examines Spanish society and its cultural production. Major movements in the development of Spanish society and intellectual life as reflected in music, the visual arts, literature, etc. Specific topics vary. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322. Instructors: Gomez-Bravo, Gilbert, Petersen
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
February 10, 2020 - 3:26pm