Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Hispanic Studies



HISP 320 Spanish Women in the Golden Age (cross-listed with WGS 325)

This course examines the position of women in religious, political, literary, and economic life. Drawing on both historical and literary approaches we will challenge the portrait of Spanish women as passive and marginalized, showing that despite forces working to exclude them, women in Golden Age Spain influenced religious life and politics and made vital contributions to economic and cultural life ... (read more)

HISP 321 Don Quixote: Love and Madness

This course focuses on how Cervantes, through his characters in El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, challenges the state’s attempt to categorize its subjects. In Don Quixote Cervantes introduces us to a passionate reader of Chivalric novels...(read more)


HISP 325 Queer Politics and Hispanisms

This course will provide a framework to study the historical and theoretical foundations of queer theory and queer activism. We will explore how queer theory problematizes stable identities in Latin American, Latin@ and Iberian cultures.

HISP 352 A Mythical Foundation of Latin America

This course studies seminal narratives from Latin America; it is aimed at developing critical and evaluative reading of Latin American major literary works among students through rigorous close reading and analysis. The thematic structure of the course is based on the idea that from fictional texts we can derive knowledge that help us to understand the historical roots of today’s Latin American society and culture...(read more)

HISP 355 Voyages, Navigations and Shipwrecks

This is an advanced course that introduces students to the reading and textual analysis of Early Modern Spanish literature of voyages in combination with Early Modern Cartography. The course offers a scholarly approach inclusive of Digital Humanities tools and resources...(read more)

Hand drawn map of Los AngelesHISP 358 Digital Humanities Methods and Tools

This course introduce students to the methods and tools of Digital Humanities to explore new ways of reading literature, analyzing images, and assessing audio-visual artifacts. No technological expertise is required, and students will be encouraged to experiment and tinker with a variety of platforms. This course is conducted in English. (read more)

HISP 365 Transatlantic Detective Fiction

This class focuses on hard boiled detective novels from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba.The detective novels offer a location from which the discussion of key contemporary historical moments both in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean can be especially fruitful... (read more)


HISP 370 Contemporary Women Writers in Spain

This course introduces the students to the study of narrative written by contemporary Spanish women authors from the end of the Civil War (1939) to the present. We will approach the texts from a dual perspective. (read more)

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