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SPAN 850 01 (13388)  
The Literary Worlds of El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Rolena Adorno
T 1.30-3.20 BRBL C-15
Fall 2013 
 
The works of El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, especially Comentarios reales de los Incas and La Florida del Inca, are juxtaposed with those he translated, such as León Hebreo's Diálogos de amor, and read and cited, such as Alonso de Ercilla's La Araucana and José de Acosta's Historia natural y moral de las Indias. Counterpoints and contrasts from Spain, New Spain, New Granada, and viceregal Peru, including Pedro Calderón de la Barca's La aurora en Copacabana, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora's Teatro de virtudes políticas, and Guaman Poma de Ayala's Nueva corónica, round out this seminar, which postulates that El Inca Garcilaso's writings stand at the center of the literary worlds that he and the others created, and transcend the New World and the Old, the Renaissance and the Baroque. Twentieth-century accusations against him for literary theft add a footnote that reveals his ongoing interest to today's postcolonialist readers.
In Spanish.