Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Jae A Johnson


Senior LecturerPh.D.- Medieval Spanish literature, University of Texas at Austin

Jae A Johnson

Contact

  • Office: MEZ 4.114
  • Office Hours: T/Th 9:30-11:00
  • Campus Mail Code: B3700

Interests


Service learning in Foreign Language courses

Biography


Coordinator of Service Learning and Community Outreach for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Courses


SPN 355 • Placeholder For Spn 314

43162 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.104
GC

Study of important themes or issues in the cultural production of the Latin American world. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa.

Topic 1: Fantastic Fiction from Latin America. Analysis of short stories by Latin American writers that in some way represent an alternative to realism.

Topic 2: Nonfiction Narratives from Latin America. Study of nonfiction works written in contemporary Latin America as experimental narrative forms that offer insight about current political, social, and economic problems of the region. Examination of these realities through readings and careful analysis of the works of popular nonfiction Latin American writers.

Topic 3: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Overview of popular Jewish writers from Brazil and Spanish America, with special emphasis on those who portray in their work the situation of the Jewish communities of their respective cities and countries.

Topic 4: Sex and Sexuality in Latin America. Examines different representations of sex, sexuality, and eroticism in the various cultures of Latin America. These concepts do not refer to explicit or provocative texts or images in books, films, or photographs alone. On the contrary, they include a vast gamut of life, love, pain, and social conflict.

Topic 5: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Cultures. Explores literary expressions in Latin America that reflect a dissident or transgressive imaginary published during the revolutionary period (1960-1990). Examination of how different sociohistorical experiences require new narrative forms, and innovative ways of exploring and codifying collective community identities.

Topic 6: Violence in Contemporary Mexican Culture. Studies the representation of violence in contemporary literary and cultural production in Mexico in order to understand social, political, and cultural implications of current violence there. Taught in Spanish.

Topic 7: East/West/New World Encounters. Survey of works mostly in the Latin American and Hispanic literary tradition in which images or themes related to the East (Asia, Eastern Africa, the Middle East) are developed.

Topic 8: Memory and Writing in Caribbean Culture. Studies literary works from the greater Caribbean basin (with a focus on Cuba and Puerto Rico) in which the act of remembering is emphatically dramatized and described.

Topic 9: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age. Focuses on the figurations of sounds and images in literary language in the context of the multimedia environment of modern and contemporary Latin America.

SPN 355 • Spanish Conversation And Cul

43163 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102
GC

Study of important themes or issues in the cultural production of the Latin American world. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa.

Topic 1: Fantastic Fiction from Latin America. Analysis of short stories by Latin American writers that in some way represent an alternative to realism.

Topic 2: Nonfiction Narratives from Latin America. Study of nonfiction works written in contemporary Latin America as experimental narrative forms that offer insight about current political, social, and economic problems of the region. Examination of these realities through readings and careful analysis of the works of popular nonfiction Latin American writers.

Topic 3: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Overview of popular Jewish writers from Brazil and Spanish America, with special emphasis on those who portray in their work the situation of the Jewish communities of their respective cities and countries.

Topic 4: Sex and Sexuality in Latin America. Examines different representations of sex, sexuality, and eroticism in the various cultures of Latin America. These concepts do not refer to explicit or provocative texts or images in books, films, or photographs alone. On the contrary, they include a vast gamut of life, love, pain, and social conflict.

Topic 5: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Cultures. Explores literary expressions in Latin America that reflect a dissident or transgressive imaginary published during the revolutionary period (1960-1990). Examination of how different sociohistorical experiences require new narrative forms, and innovative ways of exploring and codifying collective community identities.

Topic 6: Violence in Contemporary Mexican Culture. Studies the representation of violence in contemporary literary and cultural production in Mexico in order to understand social, political, and cultural implications of current violence there. Taught in Spanish.

Topic 7: East/West/New World Encounters. Survey of works mostly in the Latin American and Hispanic literary tradition in which images or themes related to the East (Asia, Eastern Africa, the Middle East) are developed.

Topic 8: Memory and Writing in Caribbean Culture. Studies literary works from the greater Caribbean basin (with a focus on Cuba and Puerto Rico) in which the act of remembering is emphatically dramatized and described.

Topic 9: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age. Focuses on the figurations of sounds and images in literary language in the context of the multimedia environment of modern and contemporary Latin America.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

44120 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.212
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN F610D • First-Year Spanish II

82710 • Summer 2020
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-1:00PM GEA 127

A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. 

PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test.  For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

            (a)     express opinions, reactions and recommendations;

            (b)    discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;

            (c)     narrate past events and react subjectively to them;

            (d)    speak hypothetically about various events and situations;

            (e)     analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding                             parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;

            (f)     recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;

            (g)     understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved                                 skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);

            (h)    understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved                               recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);

            (i)     maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies,                              such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);

            (j)     produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization,                                        connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

44530 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.208
Hybrid/Blended

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

44680 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.126
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

44270 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.202
Hybrid/Blended

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

44445 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.212
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN F610D • First-Year Spanish II

84155 • Summer 2019
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-1:00PM SZB 286

A. SPN 610D is the second course in The University of Texas lower-division Spanish program. This is a six-credit course. The course focuses on further developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while building vocabulary, learning basic rules and terminology of Spanish grammar, and gaining a better understanding of Hispanic cultures in order to communicate in an accurate, effective, and informed manner within a variety of sociocultural situations. 

PREREQUISITE for 610D: SPN 601D, 604, 507, or 508K (or equivalent transfer course), with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the University of Texas Placement Test.  For questions concerning prerequisites or eligibility, talk to your instructor or make an appointment with one of the Liberal Arts Advisors for Spanish: Liz Hastings (eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu) and Christine Fisher (fisher@mail.utexas.edu).  Their office is located in BEN 2.108.

B.  GOALS FOR SPANISH 610D

By the end of this course you should be able to do the following:

            (a)     express opinions, reactions and recommendations;

            (b)    discuss possible, probable and certain future events and situations;

            (c)     narrate past events and react subjectively to them;

            (d)    speak hypothetically about various events and situations;

            (e)     analyze moderately complex language data in order to draw conclusions regarding                             parts of speech, functional uses of grammar, etc.;

            (f)     recognize dialectal, social and contextual variation;

            (g)     understand the main ideas of moderately complex written texts (with improved                                 skimming, cognate recognition, and inference skills);

            (h)    understand the main ideas of moderately complex oral discourse (with improved                               recognition of tone, content, context, intonation, etc.);

            (i)     maintain conversations of a substantial length (with improved fluency strategies,                              such as circumlocution, discourse markers, etc.);

            (j)     produce written work of a substantial length (with improved organization,                                        connectors, and appropriateness of register)

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45055 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ B0.302
Hybrid/Blended

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

45215 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.212
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 610D • First-Year Spanish II

45560 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM CAL 21

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (commands, subjunctive, hypotheticals, future), communication and interactional competence (disagreeing, suggesting, turn taking), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

45690 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 4:00PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.122
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN F327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

85295 • Summer 2018
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM CLA 0.106
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 611D • Second-Year Spanish

45855 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.210
GC

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, compound tenses, passive voice), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts, dialectal differences).

 

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45885 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 1.208
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45895 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM GAR 2.128
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 348C • Svc Lrng/Rsrch In Spanish

45975 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.102

Service learning course combining research project and engagement with local Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Service Learning & Research in Spanish. Research on a subject that affects the Spanish-speaking members of the community, supported by a service internship in a relevant site. Students will choose from subjects related to affordable housing; literacy and education; nutrition and health services; immigration and deportation.

 

 

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46390 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.104
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46400 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46425 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CBA 4.338
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46480 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.126
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46490 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46505 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.104
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46395 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.210
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46410 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102
GCWr

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46430 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.104
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 601D • Introductory Spanish

45345 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.126

Focus on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (simple present and past tenses, pronouns, adjectives), communication and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues, dialectal differences).

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45530 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.216
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45545 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.216
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 367P • Srv-Learning & Research In Spn

45685 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.216

Develops vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills that are related to foreign language for professional purposes. Also covers cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Spanish for Health Care Professions. Designed to exercise fluency in both spoken and written language in health care situations. Focus on the complex grammatical concepts and cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 2: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture.

Topic 3: Translation Principles and Practice.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45565 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.102
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

45580 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.102
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

45615 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.104
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN F327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

87255 • Summer 2015
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM WEL 3.266
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46085 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM BEN 1.104
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327C • Adv Gram & Writing In Context

46088 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.124
GC

Study and practice of Spanish grammar that includes reading exercises and guided composition designed to develop writing skills across styles. Students will be exposed to various topics in Spanish language, literature, and culture.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46090 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.122
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47270 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.126
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47275 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.126
Wr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 367P • Srv-Learning & Research In Spn

47385 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GAR 0.120

Develops vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and interactional skills that are related to foreign language for professional purposes. Also covers cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 1: Spanish for Health Care Professions. Designed to exercise fluency in both spoken and written language in health care situations. Focus on the complex grammatical concepts and cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities.

Topic 2: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture.

Topic 3: Translation Principles and Practice.

SPN F326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

88270 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM MEZ 1.208
GC

SPN 326L, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

J Johnson, summer 2012

 

 

Texts: Paredes Méndez et al. Voces de España: Antología literaria. Thomson-Heinle, 2005.

Marina Mayoral. Querida amiga. Alfaguara, 2001.

 

Description: This course introduces students to the most important writers, works, and tendencies of Spanish literature from the fables and essays of the 18th century to today’s novels and short stories. Students will read selections from Voces as well as additional texts by Federico García Lorca and Marina Mayoral. Class discussion will focus on comprehension and appreciation of texts; understanding and analysis of literary techniques; and Spain’s shifting cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Grading: Based on 1000 total points.

300 = attendance and participation, including daily quizzes and in-class assignments

200 = 2 presentations (commentary on an essay; commentary on a poem)

200 = 5-pg paper comparing treatments of an important theme in different periods/ genres

300 = 2 exams (midterm & final)

 

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

47450 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.122
GC

Main trends and principal writers, with emphasis on the Romantics, the Realists of the nineteenth century, the Generation of '98, and contemporary figures.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47510 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.122
EWr C2

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

47205 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.102
GC

Main trends and principal writers, with emphasis on the Romantics, the Realists of the nineteenth century, the Generation of '98, and contemporary figures.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47275 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.108
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47290 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.108
EWr C2

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

46705 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.202
GC

Main trends and principal writers, with emphasis on the Romantics, the Realists of the nineteenth century, the Generation of '98, and contemporary figures.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46775 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.122
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46485 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.104

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46490 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.108

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

46520 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.102
EWr

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN F326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

88940 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM BEN 1.122
GC

SPN 326L, Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

J Johnson, summer 2012

 

 

Texts: Paredes Méndez et al. Voces de España: Antología literaria. Thomson-Heinle, 2005.

Marina Mayoral. Querida amiga. Alfaguara, 2001.

 

Description: This course introduces students to the most important writers, works, and tendencies of Spanish literature from the fables and essays of the 18th century to today’s novels and short stories. Students will read selections from Voces as well as additional texts by Federico García Lorca and Marina Mayoral. Class discussion will focus on comprehension and appreciation of texts; understanding and analysis of literary techniques; and Spain’s shifting cultural and historical contexts.

 

 

Grading: Based on 1000 total points.

300 = attendance and participation, including daily quizzes and in-class assignments

200 = 2 presentations (commentary on an essay; commentary on a poem)

200 = 5-pg paper comparing treatments of an important theme in different periods/ genres

300 = 2 exams (midterm & final)

 

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

46430 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.104
GC

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46475 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.124

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46495 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.216

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

46335 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.202
GC

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46375 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.122

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46395 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM PAR 308

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

47025 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.210
GC

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

47095 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.216

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar And Composition II

47110 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM JES A305A
Wr C2

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46540 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.120

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46555 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.124

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 327G • Adv Grammar And Composition I

46565 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 4:00PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.212

Study and practice of Spanish grammar, focusing on grammar points of particular concern to English speakers. Includes oral exercises and guided composition.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

47655 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM BEN 1.122
GC

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 326K • Intro To Spn Lit Before 1700

47660 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM GAR 0.120
GC

Main literary trends and principal writers from the Middle Ages through the Golden Age.

SPN 327W • Adv Grammar & Composition II-W

47745 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.202
C2

Develops writing skills needed for upper-division coursework in Spanish. Emphasizes grammar in Spanish language, literature, and culture, exploring different compositional styles.

SPN 326L • Intro To Spn Lit Since 1700

48025 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.104
GC

University of Texas at Austin

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

SPN 326L: Introduction to Spanish Literature since 1700

Fall 2009

Jane A. Johnson, Ph.D.

office Mezes 4.114

office phone   232-4543

office hours  MWF 3-4, T Th 2-3

e mail jane.span@gmail.com

cell phone   771-8226

 

48025—T Th 11-12:30 —Benedict 1.104

48030—MWF 2-3 – Parlin 306

 

 

 

Required:             Voces de España: Antología literaria, Francisca Paredes Méndez et al.

                        Querida amiga, Marina Mayoral

 

Recommended:

a good dictionary (Larousse, Oxford)

a Spanish grammar reference (Butt and Benjamin)

 

This course has several goals: you will ...

•  continue to develop your Spanish language skills.

•  practice writing and speaking about literature.

•  prepare a PowerPoint and give a presentation.

•  become more familiar with the history and culture of modern Spain.

 

The course will be taught primarily in Spanish, and if you are an English speaker, you should make every effort to practice Spanish at all times. However, if you need to, feel free to ask questions in English.

 

Preparation, attendance* and participation are extremely important in this course. Please read the materials, come to class, and be ready to write or discuss every day.

 

*Special note regarding attendance: because of the highly contagious nature of “swine” flu, students are urged to STAY HOME when they are sick. Please do not return to classes until you have been free of fever for 24 hours.

 

To prepare for class, keep a folder or notebook where you take notes on each reading. Your notes should include a basic summary of the material. As you read and take notes, try to answer these questions: What are the main ideas? Why does the author consider them important? Why does the author express them in this way? Who are the characters and what are their motivations? What symbols or metaphors does the writer employ? Additionally, develop a glossary: for each reading, keep a list of the words you have to look up in order to understand the main ideas.

 

For most students, it would be very helpful to form study pairs or groups right away. Having a partner or group can make it much easier to read and comprehend.

 

Evaluation:

 

Exams                                                            60%

There will be seven exams, one after each major literary piece we read. Your lowest test score will be dropped. (600 pts)

 

In-class work                                                20%

Discussion, group work, short writing assignments, quizzes.

(200 pts)

 

Research project                                    20%

            Two parts: presentation and paper.

PowerPoint presentation: Biography of a writer and description of one or two major works. 15-30 minutes, in Spanish. (100 pts)

Paper: Analysis of one of the same writer’s major works, or comparison with another writer of the same period. Attempt to answer the question ¿Qué tiene [escritor] de ilustrado / romántico / realista / etc?  (100 pts)

 

Grading scale:             900 and above                        A

                                    800-899                        B

                                    700-799                        C

                                    600-699                        D

                                    below 600                        F

 

 

Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students with Disabilities, 471-6259.

 

Additional important information will be posted on Blackboard.

 

 

 

Calendario

 

 

semana 1                        26 – 28 agosto

Introducción al curso

Recordando el Siglo de Oro

 

 

Cómo leer este calendario:

 

semanas x y x                        fechas semana 1                                    fechas semana 2

Movimiento/ Tendencia  (época)

 

Autor

Obra(s) que vamos a leer y comentar en clase durante 2 semanas

4 o 5 escritores para presentaciones individuales

 

 

 

 

semanas 2 y 3                        31 agosto – 4 septiembre                        8 – 11 septiembre

Neoclasicismo  (siglo XVIII)

 

Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760-1828)

VOCES: El sí de las niñas

Fray Benito Jerónimo Feijóo

José Cadalso

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

Tomás de Iriarte

Voltaire

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 4 y 5                        14 – 18 septiembre                        21 – 25 septiembre

Romanticismo  (temprano siglo XIX)

 

José Zorrilla  (1817-1893)

VOCES: Don Juan Tenorio

José de Espronceda

Mariano José de Larra

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

Rosalía de Castro

Victor Hugo

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 6 y 7                        28 septiembre – 2 octubre            5 – 9 octubre

 

Realismo y naturalismo  (tarde siglo XIX)

 

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920)

VOCES: Torquemada en la hoguera

Fernán Caballero

Emilia Pardo Bazán

Leopoldo Alas <<Clarín>>

Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 8 y 9                        12 – 16 octubre                        19 – 23 octubre

Generación del 98, Generación del 27 (temprano siglo XX)

 

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)

VOCES: La Casa de Bernarda Alba

selecciones de Romancero gitano

 

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo

Ramón María del Valle-Inclán

Carmen de Burgos

Antonio Machado

Juan Ramón Jiménez

Vicente Aleixandre

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 10 y 11            26 – 30 octubre                        2 – 6 noviembre

Bajo Franco (1939-1975)

 

Alfonso Sastre (n. 1926)

VOCES: Pleito de la muñeca abandonada

Otro drama de Sastre

Camilo José Cela

Dámaso Alonso

Ana María Matute

Antonio Buero Vallejo

Carmen Martín Gaite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 12 y 13            9 – 13 noviembre                        16 – 20 noviembre

Posdictadura (1975- presente)

 

Manuel Rivas (n. 1957)

VOCES: La lengua de las mariposas

(cuento y película)

Antonio Muñoz Molina

Ana Rossetti

Lourdes Ortiz

Angel González

Arturo Pérez Reverte

 

 

 

 

 

 

semanas 14 y 15            23 – 25 noviembre                        30 noviembre – 4 diciembre

más Posdictadura

 

Marina Mayoral (n. 1942)

Querida amiga

 

(últimas presentaciones)

 

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