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    SPA 509SEM - Top-Spanish American Modernismo
    Top-Spanish American Modernismo VAR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   21583   Enrollment Capacity:   12
    Section:   VAR   Enrollment Total:   6
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   6
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T , 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
    Room:   Clemen 930 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Even though there are some detractors, most critics mark the beginning of Modernismo in 1888 with Ruben Dario?s Azul and its ending in 1916 with Enrique Gonzalez Martinez?s ?Tuercele el cuello al cisne.? These two works set up the well-known dichotomy between the sensorial/spiritual and the intellect. While the Modernistas, from their ivory tower, focused on beauty and the senses, Gonzalez Martinez advocated for a return to rationality. To study the above dichotomy as well as the claim that the Modernistas disregarded all moral, political and religious concerns; in the course we will read representative works by the major proponents of the movement (Rodo, Marti, Dario, Gutierrez Najera, Lugones, and Herrera y Reissing). We will also examine Spanish America?s disengagement from the motherland as well as the social and political changes that brought about economic modernization and the expansion of cities and education.
      Course Description
    This is a three-credit course with variable content. Please check Department website for semester offerings, prerequisites, language of instruction, and other details.
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