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AP/SP 4630 6.00
Epics of the Indies
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.