Antonio Carreno-Rodriguez

Faculty

Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of Spanish at George Mason University. Upon completing his B.A at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (1997), he initiated his graduate studies in Spanish at Middlebury’s Summer School and program in Madrid (M.A., 1998), and subsequently at Yale University, where he received his doctorate (M.A., 2001; M.Phil., 2001; Ph.D., 2005). His scholarly and teaching interests are mainly in the areas of Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Colonial Spanish-American literature and historiography, cultural studies, comparative literature, literary theory, and popular culture. His publications focus mainly on the interplay between power, history and allegory in Golden Age theatre. Dr. Carreño-Rodríguez’s articles have appeared in the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Anuario Calderoniano, Bulletin of the Comediantes, RILCE, Ínsula, Revista Iberoamericana, the Revista Hispánica Moderna, among others. He is the author of Alegorías del poder: crisis imperial y comedia nueva, 1598-1659 (Tamesis, 2009), and co-editor of Lope de Vega’s Corona trágica (Cátedra, 2014), an epic on the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots.

 

Courses

Course List: 

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SPAN 6560 - Literary & Film Analysis      

Literary and Film Analysis

This course will introduce the graduate student to the techniques of literary and film analysis, critical thinking, reading, and interpreting Hispanic literary texts. It is divided into four segments, each of which is devoted to the analytic strategies pertinent to one major genre: narrative, poetry, drama, and cinema. Each student will write several papers and actively participate in class discussions. (1 unit)

Required texts: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol. Guía para la interpretación de textos literarios y cine. 2nd ed./( Panda Publications Wilkes Barre: Pennsylvania, 2017. ISBN:978-0-981-8392-4-0); José Emilio Pacheco, Las batallas en el desierto. (Edición conmemorativa) (Mexico: Ediciones. Eras SBN: 9786074450569). Literature

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6663 - Generation of 27      

Tradition and Modernity in the Spanish Avant-Garde: the Generation of 27

This course aims to examine the Generation of ‘27 and Avant Garde culture in Spain during the interwar period of 1919 to 1939. Major figures to be considered include García Lorca, Salinas, Aleixandre, Guillén, Alberti, Cernuda, Gerardo Diego; artist Salvador Dalí and filmmaker Luis Buñuel. We will pursue an interdisciplinary study of this moment of cultural ferment, by looking at photography, film, music, popular literature, and academic magazines, as well as some of the more familiar literary texts of the Spanish canon. Emphasis will be placed on developing close reading skills, an awareness of key aspects of modern European thought, and the relationship between aesthetics and ideology. As part of the historical background, we will also explore the importance of the Residencia de Estudiantes, a residence in Madrid that became the meeting point of all the artistic vanguard of Spain and Europe. (1 unit)

Required texts: Federico García Lorca, Bodas de sangre (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0569-9); Yerma (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN 978-84-376-0072-7); La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3); Poeta en Nueva York, (Madrid, Catedra) (ISBN 9788437607252;) Poema del cante jondo/Romancero gitano (Madrid, Catedra) (ISBN 9788437601144); Antologia de la Generacion del 27(Madrid, Anaya) (ISBN 9788420727974). Literature

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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SPAN 6672 - Federico Garcia Lorca      

Fate, Love, and Death in Federico García 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) (ISBN 978-84-376-0072-7);
- La casa de Bernarda Alba (Madrid, Cátedra) (ISBN: 978-84-376-2245-3);
- Selected Poems to be provided at Middlebury. Literature

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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The School of Spanish
Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
Fax: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
School of Spanish
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Middlebury College
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7-week Program
Holly Stark, Coordinator
P: 802.443.5538
spanishschool@middlebury.edu

Graduate Program
Audrey LaRock, Coordinator

P: 802.443.5539
spanishgraduate@middlebury.edu