SPAN 048. El triunfo del antihéroe: la novela picaresca española

Picaresque literature, with its delinquent protagonists and its depiction of the more disreputable aspects of society, has played an important role in shaping artistic production since its rise in early modern Spain. Examining the proliferation of the picaresque in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, students will become familiar with the aesthetic features and social significance of picaresque fiction while also exploring both relevant precursors and the continuing influence of the picaresque in modern literature and film in order to reflect on topics including the idea of the hero, realism in verbal and visual art, and the rhetoric of self-representation.
1 credit.
Spring 2019. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish  
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