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RENAISSANCE PASTORALISMS

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ILAC
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207E
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RENAISSANCE PASTORALISMS

Major works of Iberian pastoral lyric poetry and narrative fiction.nWhat made this classical mode so popular during the Renaissance andnbeyond? What are its essential characteristics? What does it tell usnabout early modern theories of humanity's relation to nature? Was itnmerely a form of erotic escapism or is something darker and morentroubling lurking between its lines? What can it teach us today aboutnnature, eros, ethics, death, and love? Authors include: Theocritus;nVirgil; Sannazaro; Garcilaso de la Vega; Montemayor; Ribeiro; Camões;nand Cervantes. Readings in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.nDiscussion in English.