Topics course. May be repeated with a different topic.
Normally offered both fall and spring semesters: A cultural study of underrepresented voices in Spanish history from the Middle Ages to our day. Through paintings, medieval popular culture, literature and films we look for voices of women, moriscos, conversos, slaves, artists, children, the illiterate, etc., traceable throughout literature and art. We pay particular attention to aljamiado; coded texts; to Velazquez’s and Goya’s depictions of, respectively, 17th- and 18th-century Spain; and to three crucial texts that ushered in modernity precisely through the expression and/or representation of non-dominant voices: Celestina, Don Juan and selected fragments of Don Quijote. Prerequisite 220 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 19