SPANISH 474 - Cities and Spaces in the Hispanic World
Section: 001 Madrid: A Cultural History
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Compared to other European capitals like Rome, Paris, and London, Madrid is a relatively young city. First mentioned in the ninth century as a Muslim town - fragments of its original wall still exist - Madrid became the Imperial capital in 1561. From then on it experimented a demographic growth like no other city of its era, becoming the center of the world, and attracting painters, musicians, playwrights, and scientists from all over. This class will examine some of the most vibrant periods of its history, covering a variety of cultural practices that range from music and portraiture to poetry, narrative and theater.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Intended Audience:

This is a course of particular appeal not only for students planning to study abroad in Madrid, but also for those interested in urban culture in Spain.

Class Format:

Taught in Spanish (by a madrileño)

SPANISH 474 - Cities and Spaces in the Hispanic World
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (REC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 178076281X
Madrid : the history, Author: Jules Stewart., Publisher: I.B. Tauris 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781589770430
La vida del Buscon llamado don Pablos, Author: Francisco de Quevedo ; edited by Carolyn A. Nadeau., Publisher: Cervantes & Co. 2007
ISBN: 9781566563680
Madrid : a cultural and literary companion, Author: by Elizabeth Nash., Publisher: Interlink 2000
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