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.
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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: Antonio Sobejano-Morán, Tornasol (Panda Publications, newest edition); Lope de Vega, La dama boba (Madrid: Cátedra, newest edition).Literature
Summer 2014 Language Schools
SPAN 6672 - Federico Garcia Lorca
Fate, Love and Death in 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
Summer 2014 Language Schools