Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs


Miriam Moscona



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SPAN 6674 - Creative Writing thru Life Mem      

Creative Writing Through Life's Memories
*Three-week course, first session*

This course is designed to encourage students to express themselves through written texts in Spanish, with the goal to improve their imaginative scope through personal stories (making use of life memories), or through various exercises. Texts written by participants will be shared and would require providing copies for classmates and instructor. Very active group participation is expected. The course aims to improve the tools of written language and stimulate the imagination for accurate expression, through a more rhythmic and precise writing. The teacher will provide samples of artistic solutions to specific writing approaches that will be analyzed by the group. Students are encouraged to provide fragments of a publishing project in mind. (.5 unit)

This course is cross-listed with Linguistics.

Literature Language & Stylistics

Summer 2013

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SPAN 6685 - 20C Mexican Poetry      

20th Century Mexican Poetry
*Three-week course, first session*

The purpose of this course is to provide a review of six Mexican poets who have shaped and influenced the tradition of poetry written today: José Juan Tablada, José Gorostiza, Xavier Villaurrutia, Octavio Paz, Jaime Sabines, and Enriqueta Ochoa. A sample of their most representative poems will be read in order to recognize their personal style, their poetics, and, if relevant, the group or movement to which they belong. A critical bibliography about the writers will also be provided. As a complement to the course, some videos on Mexican poets will be screened, where the authors talk about their work, and offer their own ethical and aesthetic views about their experience with poetry. (.5 unit)


Summer 2013

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