Family Ties: Love, Incest, and Adultery in the 19th Century Spanish Novel

HISP 1260E S01 [CRN: 26024]

Love, incest, adultery, prostitution, and betrayal are at the center of Benito Pérez Galdós's epic novel Fortunata y Jacinta. In this course we will examine these themes in relation to the formation of the bourgeois family in 19th-century Spain, as well as competing notions of masculinity and femininity. We will couple our study of narrative fiction with medical literature, religious texts, illustrated magazines, and domestic manuals contemporary to the novel.
Course Syllabus
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Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
10 (May 12, 2014 2:00pm)