So many immigrants from Spain settled in the West Village and Chelsea in the early 1900s, that the area just north and south of West 14th Street became known as Little Spain. In this course, focusing on sociology, literature, film and oral histories, we will reconstruct this little known story. Working in collaboration with local institutions (Friends of the High Line, La Nacional, businesses, restaurants and churches) we will construct an on-line gallery of portraits and stories of Spanish immigrants from the neighborhood.

See under section heading for prerequisite. When conducted in English, this course is numbered SPAN-UA 951. Offered every semester. 4 points. Sample topics include the medieval epic, Spanish mysticism, theory and literary practice in the Spanish baroque, Spanish romanticism, contemporary Spanish poetry, Spanish postmodernism, and contemporary Spanish culture.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

James Fernandez
TR: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM BOBS LL148