Courses

2016 - 2017 Graduate Yearly Course Planner

SPANPORT 401 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory

Introduction to theoretical and critical traditions in Latin American and Peninsular traditions and elsewhere.

SPANPORT 410 Topics in Early Modern Literatures and Cultures

Analysis of primary works and the major critical theories and debates regarding the literary and cultural production of the Early Modern period (Golden Age Spain and/or Colonial Latin America).

SPANPORT 415 Studies in 19th Century Literatures and Cultures

Analysis of the discursive models of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Latin American and/or Iberian literary and cultural production. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPANPORT 420 Studies in Twentieth-Century Literatures and Cultures 

Analysis of movements, trends, and issues in twentieth-century Latin American, Iberian, and/or U.S. Latino literary and cultural production. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

SPANPORT 425 Studies in Contemporary Literatures and Cultures 

Analysis of recent movements, trends, and issues in recent Latin American, Iberian, and/or U.S. Latino literary and cultural production. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

SPANPORT 430 Topics in Latino/a Literatures and Cultures 

This graduate seminar introduces students to the major critical theories, approaches and debates regarding the literary and/or cultural production of U.S. Latino/as. Topics may include literary studies, popular culture, the media, and expressive arts within the frameworks of race, ethnicity, post-colonialism, border studies, cultural hybridity, identity formation, the politics of representation, gender, sexuality, social class, transnationalism, and globalization. 

SPANPORT 450 Topics in Cultural Studies

This graduate seminar offers analysis of specific topics and debates within cultural studies and visual culture in Latin America and/or Iberia. Theme and focus vary. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

SPANPORT 455 Comparative Studies in Latin American and/or Iberian Literatures and Cultures 

Study of diverse works, figures, genres, and traditions from Latin America and/or Iberia that have engaged with related topics, forms, and/or currents from inside and outside these regions. Focus and materials will vary each year.

SPANPORT 480 Topics in Latin American and/or Iberian Literatures and Cultures

This seminar course explores Iberian and Latin American cultural and political issues in relation to particular representational techniques, prominent literary traditions, subject-and national-making practices, and varied forms of writing literary texts. Topics vary.

SPANPORT 490 Current Readings In Iberian and Latin American Criticism and Theory

This course will involve intensive student-driven reading and discussion on current topics in Latin American and Iberian theory and criticism. It will be run as a tutorial and an environment for intellectual exchange. It is encouraged as an alternative to independent studies. Students will compose their own reading lists, prepare an annotated bibliography and give weekly presentations.

SPANPORT 495 Practicum in Scholarly Writing and Publication

Workshop intended to help students to design, research and write a scholarly article. Required for all graduate students in their second year.

SPANPORT 496 Dissertation Prospectus Writing Workshop

This course seeks to impart to students the knowledge necessary to answer the questions: what is a dissertation, and how do I write one? In the spirit of a workshop, we will work as a group to foster and cultivate the skill sets necessary to formulate and articulate an organizing question adequate to the charge of a significant, independent, multi-year research project. We will call this first stage the prospectus, and we will figure out what it is and how best to write it. We will try to distill multiple and often conflicting statements, expectations, and/or fears about what the dissertation is so we can effectively undertake its preparation and writing.

SPANPORT 499 Independent Study

First-year graduate students are discouraged from enrolling in 499. Generally, students in the program take such courses in their second year. You must file a petition for Independent Study. You can download the form and instructions here Independent Study or speak to the graduate program administrator. 

SPANPORT 570 Teaching Assistantship and Methodologies

Tutorial, taken on an ungraded basis, arranged between individual students and faculty, which include attendance at advanced undergraduate course lectures and service in teaching assistantships.

SPANPORT 590 Research

Independent reading and research.