LT/AH 358 - Reading the City: Literature and Art in Salamanca
Students in this course will study in detail the main literary and artistic movements linked to Salamanca and, especially, to the history of its university. As the University of Salamanca is one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1218), we will, logically, go back to the Middle Ages as the starting point for the analysis of the topics studied. We will examine the development of local literature and art throughout history in comparison with the changes undergone by this university throughout the centuries. In this course we will cover the most brilliant exponents of literature in Salamanca from the Middle Ages up to the present day, paying special attention to the works by Fernando de Rojas, Fray Luis de León, Diego de Torres Villarroel or Miguel de Unamuno. We will also study the most valuable art and architecture of Salamanca, a city that is listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO on account of its historical riches and its contribution to the Spanish culture.