University at Buffalo
UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2017

  • This information is updated nightly. Additional information about this course, including real-time course data, prerequisite and corequisite information, is available to current students via the HUB Student Center, which is accessible via MyUB. Information about HUB can be found at

  • |

    SPA 509SEM - Top-Poetics Of Passions Med Iberia
    Top-Poetics Of Passions Med Iberia BER Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23278   Enrollment Capacity:   21
    Section:   BER   Enrollment Total:   7
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   14
    Dates:   01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T , 4:00 PM - 6:40 PM
    Room:   Clemen 204 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    In this seminar, we will explore affect as a rhetorical, political, and theo-philosophical phenomenon in the poetry of medieval Iberia. Initially grounding our readings in the classical, Occitan, Galician-Portuguese, and Arabic traditions (which will be available in Spanish or English translation), we will go on to examine a group of poets who portrayed collective affect as a crucial element of communal governance ? and of cognition itself. Affect thus becomes, in their lyric and narrative poetry, a bridge between, on the one hand, political, religious, and literary community, and on the other, premodern models of subjectivity. Finally, our medieval readings will be complemented by contemporary ones in the history and theory of affect and the lyric.
      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.
                 Berlin, H S look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Berlin, H S