SPAN 3420

SPAN 3420

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, melancholy flourished at the intersection of medicine, ethics, theology, politics and astrology as a privileged site to think about depression and inwardness, creativity and excess, body and mind, subject and society. We will read Spanish medical texts that discuss melancholy and literary masterpieces that through it explore free will and determination, subjectivity and honor, political power, gender violence, and the sources of creativity. Readings include plays by Calderón and Lope; prose fiction by Zayas and Cervantes; theoretical texts from Aristotle to Agamben, including Cicero, John Cassian, Petrarch, Ficino, Huarte, Freud, and Schiesari.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2095 or permission of instructor required.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19212 SPAN 3420   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2095 or permission of instructor required.