Assistant Director (Graduate Studies)
Antonio Carreño, from Spain, received his Ph.D. from Yale University and taught at Yale, Columbia, and the University of Illinois before moving to Brown University where he holds the W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professorship in the Humanities. A specialist in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish Literature with an emphasis on Golden Age Poetry and the comedia, Professor Carreño has published extensively in this field and on contemporary Spanish poetry. Professor Carreño has received numerous fellowships (Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society), as well as awards and recognitions: The Ramón Menéndez Pidal Prize by the Spanish Royal Academy and the Encomienda de la Orden Isabel la Católica, which was conferred in 1998 by the King of Spain. Professor Carreño has served as President of the International Association of Galician Studies, and as Vice-President of the International Association of Hispanists. He has been Chairman of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown and taught in the Spanish School of Middlebury since 1990. Carreño´s latest publication is a six volume edition of Lope de Vega’s completed poetry (Madrid, Fundación Castro, 2002-2005) and Lope's Epistolario (2 vols.).
Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPAN 6560 - Literary Analysis
This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into three segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, and drama. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)
Required texts: Calderón de la Barca, La vida es sueño (Cátedra, 1989) (ISBN 9788437600925); Antonio Sobejano-Morán & Paola Bianco, Prisma: Análisis crítico de textos en español (Panda Publications, 2008) (ISBN: 978-0-9818392-0-2); Juan Carlos Onetti, Los adioses (any edition) (available on Amazon ISBN 978-663-2011-5).Literature
Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012
SPAN 6672 - Federico Garcia Lorca
Fate, Love, Death Federico Garcia Lorca: From Tragedy to Poetry
Federico García Lorca is one of Spain's greatest literary figures, and after Cervantes, perhaps the most widely recognized Spanish writer in the English-speaking world. The aim of this course is to study Lorca’s rural dramatic trilogy (Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba), alongside selections of his poetry: Gypsy Ballads, Poema del canto jondo, and A Poet in New York. Social and anthropological issues such as honor, social class and desire, religion and taboo, homoerotism, the role of women in society, will be topics for discussion. Articles, documentaries, and class discussions will situate the varied works within the historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts that shaped Spain prior to the Civil War. Critical works will provide the necessary framework for the analysis of primary sources. Two short papers, in-class oral presentations, and active participation are required. (1 unit).
Required texts: Federico García Lorca, Amor de don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-0899-0); Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9); Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra, any edition); La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3); Selected Poems to be provided at Middlebury.Literature