Texas Tech University

Spanish Graduate Courses

Summer - 2016

Summer 1

SPAN 5385: Spanish Applied Linguistics (Dr. Elola)
M-F 2:00-3:50

Have you ever thought about why there are so many irregular verbs in the preterit in Spanish? Or how can we teach the subjunctive if we do not know that subjunctive verbs can appear in adjectival clauses or nominal clauses? This course addresses topics such as these (and many more) so your teaching can be better informed and consequently your explanations can make more sense to your students. This is not a method's class, but a class in which you will be able to reflect on grammar and other linguistic areas that you may be teaching now or will teach in your future classes. If you are not sure how to explain certain grammatical issues or you do not feel prepared to teach upper-level courses, this is a class from which you will certainly benefit.

Summer 2

SPAN 5355: Cinematic Adaptations of Contemporary Latin American Masterpieces (Dr. Cole)
M-F 2:00- 3:50

Since its appearance in the cultural landscape of Latin America, cinema has become a very valuable art form. The relationship between literature and film has influence both by having authors write in a cinematic style and filmmakers adapting various texts. The purpose of this course is to explore the way in which filmmakers have adapted various contemporary literary masterpieces. Students will acquire, not only the tools to analyze literary texts, but the ones needed to study films from a critical point of view.

Novels:
Doña Bárbara de Rómulo Gallegos
Sin tetas no hay paraíso de Gustavo Bolívar Moreno
La ciudad y los perros de Mario Vargas Llosa
Short Stories:
Seva de Luis López Nieves
La guagua aérea de Luis Rafael Sánchez
Drama:
María Antonia de Eugenio Hernández Espinosa
Sexo pudor y lágrimas de Antonio Serrano

Spring - 2016

SPAN 5301.001 Writing for the Profession M 1800-2050 FL 104 Anderson

Catalog Description: A course to prepare students to conduct independent research in the fields of Hispanic literature, linguistics, and cultures, and to write effectively.

Additional Description: This course has three main goals:

  1. To familiarize students with bibliographic resources available to researchers working within Hispanic Studies and across disciplines.
  2. To deepen student knowledge of the processes involved in academic writing, including:
    • Articulating a research question
    • Surveying previous research
    • Organizing research materials
    • Time-manangement and writing routines
    • Research-oriented social networking
    • Writing strong thesis statements
    • Analyzing and crafting complex arguments
    • Documenting and citing
    • Giving and receiving feedback
    • The peer review process
  3. To increase student awareness of outlets for dissemination of research, including:
    • Academic conferences and seminars
    • Specialized Journals
    • Research Blogs
    • Colloquia and Reading Groups
SPAN 5340.001 Spanish Linguistics TR 1100-1220 FL 115 Pascual

This course introduces students to the field of Spanish heritage speaker bilingualism. Via readings, lectures and students’ presentations, students will learn about the historical background leading to the presence of Spanish in the US, the morpho-syntactic effects of Spanish-English language contact, and the development, maintenance, and loss of the heritage language. The second half of the semester the focus will change to pedagogical issues of relevance to heritage speakers.

SPAN 5343.001 Studies in Spanish TR 1400-1520 FL 116 Tecedor

What does it mean to be “literate” and how has this changed as a consequence of the introduction of new communication technologies? This course reexamines the construct of communicative competence in light of new literacy practices and explores studies in Spanish Second Language Acquisition that explore how the internet and other information and communication technologies inform second language teaching, learning, and research.

SPAN 5355.001 Seminar in Hispanic Lit MW 1630-1750 FL 104 Zamora

El curso recorre la producción narrativa reciente de escritores hispanoamericanos. Se analizarán obras, autores y tendencias de los últimos 15 años. ¿Cuáles son las preocupaciones filosóficas, políticas y estéticas de estos narradores? ¿Qué visión del mundo presentan? Estos son algunos de los planteamientos que nos haremos cada lunes y miércoles por la tarde.

Lista preliminar de Autores y Obras

Andrés Neuman (Argentina) El viajero del siglo
Roberto Bolaño (Chile) El Tercer Reich
Laura Restrepo (Colombia) Delirio
Carlos Cortés (Costa Rica) La última aventura de Batman
Leonardo Padura (Cuba) Adiós Hemingway
Xavier Velasco (México) Diablo Guardián
Cristina Rivera Garza (México) La muerte me da
Santiago Roncagliolo (Perú) Abril Rojo
Judith Ortiz Cofer (Puerto Rico/USA) The Line of the Sun
Junot Díaz (República Dominicana/USA) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
SPAN 5375.001 Modernism *Transatlantic Mod. T 1800-2050 FL 104 Pereira

En este curso revisaremos este diálogo que se establece entre ambos lados del Atlántico, atendiendo especialmente a la re-evaluación y construcción de una serie de valores estéticos y culturales hispánicos que progresivamente se politizan como forma de sacudirse patrones político-culturales arcaicos (en especial en España), y como forma de resistencia ante la hegemonía yanqui (en especial en Latinoamérica). Frente al esteticismo y solipsismo con que frecuentemente se define la actitud modernista, nos enfocaremos en su dimensión más política y positiva, como movimiento articulador de la primera noción de un hispanismo trasatlántico consciente y dialogante.

Este curso va a ayudar a preparar a aquellos estudiantes que estén interesados en la dinámica cultural de la modernidad, y en establecer planteamientos trasatlánticos, vínculos entre lo peninsular y lo latinoamericano. Parte del curso está destinado al estudio de la poesía (este es uno de los momentos álgidos de creación poética en el hispanismo), género con el que se necesita cierta familiaridad para tener una formación redondeada como hispanista. También será del interés de aquellos que quieran establecer conexiones entre literatura y arte.

Textos: En el curso buscaremos un equilibrio entre poesía, novela, y ensayo de España y Latinoamérica, para dar una visión lo más completa posible de las características estéticas y teóricas, y las distintas evoluciones dentro del modernismo. Veremos poesía de Martí, Gutiérrez Nájera, Rubén Darío, Lugones, Silva, Salvador Rueda, Manuel y Antonio Machado, y Juan Ramón Jiménez, así como ficción breve de Darío y Valle-Inclán. Leeremos dos “novelas de artista”: De sobremesa, de Silva, y La Quimera, de Pardo Bazán, y dos ensayos, uno latinoamericano, otro español, en los que desde dentro del espíritu modernista de renovación se cuestiona el significado de la hispanidad: Ariel, de Rodó, e Idearium español, de Ganivet. El arte (por ejemplo, las manifestaciones del modernismo en Cataluña) nos servirá como contrapunto visual a lo literario.

Nota: muchos de los textos y autores de este curso están incluidos en la lista de maestría de Latinoamérica o Peninsular.

Libros requeridos para el curso:

  • Ganivet, Angel. Idearium español. Salamanca: Almar, 1999.
  • Jiménez, José Olivio: Antología crítica de la poesía modernista hispanoamericana. Madrid: Hiperión, 1994
  • Pardo Bazán, Emilia. La Quimera. Barcelona: PPU, 1992
  • Rodó, José Enrique. Ariel. Madrid: Cátedra, 2000.
  • Silva, José Asunción. De sobremesa: novela. Madrid: Hiperión, 1996.
  • Valle-Inclán, Ramón del. Sonata de primavera. Sonata de estío. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, 1988. (leeremos Sonata de estío)
  • Paquete de fotocopias con textos primarios, artículos críticos y textos teóricos.
SPAN 5381.001 Hispanic Lit-SW *Chicano Literature W 1800-2050 FL 103 Perez

The origin and development of Hispanic Literature in the Southwest. Three detective novels by latino writers will be studied. Contact instructor for further information.

SPAN 5384/CMLL 5301 L2 Writing Acquisition & Development TR 1530-1650 FL 116 Elola

The main purpose of this course is to provide an overview of issues in L2 writing and second language acquisition. More particularly, the course focuses on the study of second and foreign language theories and research in composition learning and teaching and their implications for methods of teaching second and foreign language composition, putting emphasis on diverse instructional contexts (U.S and abroad) and populations (L2/FL/Heritage Speakers). Students will develop a project, the results of which can be used in their language classes and future graduate work.

PORT 5342.001 Intensive Grad Portuguese II TR 1630-1750 FL 101 Ladeira
PORT 5355.001 Reading In Luso-Brazilian Lit TR 0930-1050 FL 255 Ladeira

Introduction to some of the main authors of Portuguese and Brazilian Romanticism.

Topics to be studied include: National and Postcolonial Identities, Reciprocal images of Portugal and Brazil, Gender and nation building, Romanticism and the transition to Modernism; Realism, Naturalism and 'Engagée' writing; Portuguese authors and the 'Peninsular' question; Brazilian authors and Latin-American political processes.

Required books:

  • Os Maias by Eça de Queirós
  • Viagens na Minha Terra by Almeida Garrett
  • O Guarani by José de Alencar
  • Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis.

The course will be taught in Portuguese. Requirements: completion of P5342 or instructor's authorization.

Fall - 2015

CMLL 5302/SPAN 5352-001 Theoretical Foundations/ Methods of Literary Criticism (DW) W 1500-1750 FORL 00255 Barta, Peter
LING 5322-002 Foundations of Language Teach TR 1530-1650 FORL 00103 Tecedor, Marta
PORT 5341-001 Intensive Grad Portuguese I TR 1630-1750 FORL 00116 Ladeira, Antonio
PORT 5355 001 Reading In Luso-Brazilian Lit TR 0930-1050 FORL 00255 Ladeira, Antonio
PORT 7000-001 Research ARR 0000-0000 Ladeira, Antonio
SPAN 5340-001 Spanish Linguistics TR 1400-1520 FORL 00018 Elola, Idoia
SPAN 5345-001 History of the Spanish Language TU 1800-2050 FORL 00103 Scarborough, Connie
SPAN 5354-001 Hispanic Lit Concepts M 1800-2050 FORL 00106 Cole, George
SPAN 5362-001 Golden Age Literature TH 1800-2050 FORL 00106 Beusterien, John
SPAN 5370-001 Colonial Spanish Literature W 1800-2050 FORL 00104 Guengerich, Sara

Summer I - 2015

SPAN 5355/HIST 5355 Graduate Seminar — Colonial Blackness MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM FL 114, Dr. Sara Guengerich

Black people have been part of the Spanish American colonial encounter from the outset, playing an essential role in the configuration of both societies and cultures of all Latin American peoples. Yet, their voices and agency have been concealed and distorted in the "literary" and textual expressions of the period. This course will examine the voices, agency and identity construction of the African descendants that emerge from archival documents, legal treatises, chronicles religious literature, poetry, and visual documents. We will explore the racial politics of Church and State and the evolution of racial constraints at key moments of the colonial period.

Part of the class will be devoted to the study of theoretical articles on the concept of race and issues of subjectivity, identity and racial construction. The course will have a paleography training component for those students interested in consulting Spanish American archives from the period, and have reading proficiency in the language. Class discussion and most of the readings will be in English (and translations whenever possible); however papers, and written assignments can be written in Spanish or English.

The course is designed to be cross-listed with other departments, but students that would like to pursue the Spanish Paleography training must register for the Spanish graduate credits.

SPAN 5341-001 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM Dr. Neil Anderson
Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

Summer II - 2015

SPAN 5340 Spanish Applied Linguistics MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM FL 104, Dr. Diego Pascual

Have you ever thought about why there are so many irregulars verbs in Spanish? or why pronunciation differs depending on the region native speakers live? This course addresses topics such as these ones (and many more) so as to explore the uniqueness of the Spanish language.

Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of study concerned with the study of Language with relevance to its acquisition, learning and instruction. In this context, students will explore various areas of linguistic study (i.e., morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, etc.) as they relate to the acquisition of Spanish as a second language and the teaching of Spanish. In addition to those interested in the field of Linguistics, current/future teachers of Spanish will also benefit from taking this course as, upon completion of the course, they will better understand the language as well as the complexities associated with its acquisition in adulthood.

SPAN 5342-001 Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research II MTWRF 2:00-3:50 PM Dr. Neil Anderson
Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

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Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures