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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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SPA 542SEM - Studies In Early Lit
Studies In Early Lit BERE Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23813   Enrollment Capacity:   12
Section:   BERE   Enrollment Total:   4
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   8
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T , 3:55 PM - 6:35 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
Spring 2021: Early Iberian Song and Drama: Reimagining Technique and Improvisation Although medieval poetry has necessarily survived as text in manuscripts, most medieval Iberian lyric was composed for public performance, either to be recited or sung, often with musical accompaniment and often by women. These songs would later be incorporated, either directly or by imitation, into the earliest Iberian drama. How can contemporary criticism take these musical, performative, gendered, and sometimes improvisatory aspects of medieval lyric and drama into account? In this seminar, we will read texts by authors such as Alfonso X (Cantigas de Santa Maria), Martin Codax, Dinis of Portugal, Juan del Encina, Gil Vicente, Garcilaso de la Vega, and Francisco de Sa de Miranda, examining their works in the context of medieval poetics and theology and through theories of the lyric, voice, and improvisation. The seminar will be conducted in Spanish.
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