LiteratureLIT 188C Autobiography in the Spanish Renaissance

Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish required. Study of the phenomenon of the boom of a literary genre in Renaissance Spain: the autobiography. Why do soldiers, conquerors, picaros, and monks reveal their selves and their life experiences? What are common aspects and what do these texts reveal about the historic reality? Critical approach designations: Genres, Histories. Distribution requirement: Pre-1750.