AP/SP4360 6.0 A: Epics of the Indies

Offered by: SP


Fall 2020


Cancelled: Course Delivery





Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

This course examines the representation of the encounter between Europe and its Others in the epic and heroic poems written by Iberian poets in the XVI and XVII centuries. Topics may include the epic tradition in Western civilization, the Renaissance practice of poetic imitation, the campaigns of exploration and conquest of America, the epic topos of literary mapamundi, the first literary representations of Amerindian cultures, and narratives of shipwreck and captivity. Prerequisite: AP/SP 2200 6.00 or equivalent. Course credit exclusions: None.

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