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SPAN 620 01 (23255)  
Italo-Hispanic Neoplatonism
Susan Byrne
W 1.30-3.20 WLH 210
Spring 2014 
 
Taking up Menéndez Pelayo's 1892 challenge that Renaissance "Florentine" Neoplatonism should more properly be denominated "Italo-Hispanic" Neoplatonism, we read sixteenth-century Spanish dialogues and verse works against the backdrop of Renaissance Humanism, Hermetism, and Neoplatonism. Works to be read are Antonio de Nebrija's "Prólogo" to the Gramática de la lengua castellana, Juan de Valdés's Diálogo de la lengua, Alfonso de Valdes's Diálogo de las cosas acaecidas en Roma, Juan Luis Vives's "Fábula de homine," Miguel de Cervantes's Coloquio de los perros, the original verse works of San Juan de la Cruz and Fray Luis de León, and selections from the following: the verse of Francisco de Aldana, and the dialogues of Juan de Pineda and Alonso López Pinciano. In Spanish.

In Spanish.