This course guide contains resources and research support for the course on medieval Spanish literature.
This course studies three major works: Poema del Cid, Libro de buen amor, and La Celestina. In order to experience the widest possible sampling of medieval literary forms and authors, the course will also survey mozarabic love poetry (jarchas), Galician-Portuguese lyric poetry, Marian miracle stories, wisdom literature, pre-Renaissance love lyric, and ballads (romances). We will examine the social and historical contexts of all works, the author’s purpose and audience expectations and responses. The three primary texts will be read in modern Castilian, while the secondary samplings will be read in their original languages.