Celestina

PART FIVE: FERNANDO DE ROJAS,
THE CELESTINA

WEEKS 8-9

PART FIVE: THE CELESTINA

Week 8: 27 February – 2 March

Monday 27/02:
READING FOR TODAY: none
lecture: introduction and background

Wednesday 29/02:
READING FOR TODAY: The Celestina (2): up to p. 77, end of Act VI
→→→ lecture: synopsis of Celestina (1): up to p. 37, end of Act II
sources and influences of Celestina; questions of Spanish-ness (and/or Medieval-ness, European-ness, literariness…); what makes this an early Great Book and early “novel”

Friday 02/03:
READING FOR TODAY: The Celestina (3): 78-121, to the end of Act X
→→→ discussion: identity and irony
BLOG WRITING FOR TODAY: (week 8 post)

Week 9: 5-9 March

Monday 05/03:
READING FOR TODAY: The Celestina (4): 122-162, to the end
→→→ lecture and postscript: Spanish literature from Celestina onwards: the Spanish Golden Age (this will also be revisited at the end of the course, when we read Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler)

(Wednesday 07/03 & Friday 09/03: The Heptameron)
BLOG WRITING FOR FRIDAY: either on The Celestina or on The Heptameron (week 9 post, appearing 02/03)

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