2017-2018 Catalog

SPAN 353 Images of Sacred and Profane Love in Medieval and Golden Age Spain

This course analyzes both pictorial and literary images of sacred and profane love in Medieval and Golden Spain. Through a comparative approach the course will explore the differences and similarities in the treatment of secular and religious love by painters (Velazquez Murillo Rivera etc) and writers (Garcilaso San Juan de la Cruz Gongora etc). Topics such as courtly love mystical experience and social conventions will be studied. At least two field trips to local museums will be scheduled.


4 units


SPAN 302

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800