Paperback / softback
January 1, 2009
9781603290173
English
181
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
.59 Pounds (US)
$19.75 USD
v2.1 Reference
Hardback
January 1, 2009
9781603290166
English
181
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
.86 Pounds (US)
$37.50 USD
v2.1 Reference

Approaches to Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition

Edited by Anne J. Cruz

In 1554, Lazarillo de Tormes, a slim, unassuming little volume, unsigned by the author, made its first published appearance in the bookstalls of several important mercantile centers in Spain and the Netherlands. Since then, as narratives of pícarospícaras—continued to follow in the footsteps of Lázaro's fictional life, picaresque literature developed into a major genre in literary studies that remains popular to this day.

Yet the genre's definition is anything but simple, as the diversity of this volume demonstrates. Part 1, "Materials," reviews editions and translations of Lazarillo and other picaresque works, as well as the critical and historical resources related to them. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," explore the picaresque's place in language and literature classrooms of all levels. Some contributors contextualize Lazarillo in the early modern Spanish culture it satirizes, investigating the role of the church and the marginalization of Muslims and Jews. Others pair Lazarillo with Alemán's Guzmán de Alfarache or Quevedo's Buscón to concentrate on the genre's literary aspects. A cluster of essays focuses on teaching the picaresque (including the female picaresque) to nonspecialist students in interdisciplinary courses. The volume concludes with a section devoted to the picaresque novel's influence on other literary traditions, from early modern autobiographies, such as Teresa of Ávila's Libro de la vida, to post-Spanish Civil War texts to twentieth-century Latin American novels and 1950s American beat narratives.

About the Author

Anne J. Cruz is professor of Spanish at the University of Miami. Her research interests focus on gender and genre studies in early modern Spain; she has published on Petrarchism in Garcilaso and Boscán and on the picaresque novel, and, with Mihoko Suzuki, she is preparing a collection of essays on early modern women rulers. She is the editor of Hispanisms, a series with University of Illinois Press, and is president of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry.

Reviews

"The collection of essays may be most fruitful for those teachers, whether experienced or novice, who are exploring ways to teach Lazarillo and the Spanish picaresque in an interdisciplinary context." —Danae T. Orlins, Sixteenth Century Journal


"The collection of essays may be most fruitful for those teachers, whether experienced or novice, who are exploring ways to teach Lazarillo and the Spanish picaresque in an interdisciplinary context."—Danae T. Orlins, Sixteenth Century Journal


"This excellent range of essays will prove extremely useful in the teaching of Lazarillo and its widespread successors. The volume does a superb job of addressing directly a host of pedagogical questions encountered by all who teach these texts." —Nina Davis, Washington University


"This slender volume contains eighteen approaches to the picaresque by eighteen different educators, as well as a thorough introduction and comprehensive materials section provided by the editor. This text is a valuable handbook for professors at all levels, teaching all types of courses." —Amy P. Alfieri, Spring Hill College

9781603290173 : approaches-to-teaching-lazarillo-de-tormes-and-the-picaresque-tradition-cruz
Paperback / softback
181 Pages
$19.75 USD
9781603290166 : approaches-to-teaching-lazarillo-de-tormes-and-the-picaresque-tradition-cruz
Hardback
181 Pages
$37.50 USD

Other Titles from Approaches to Teaching World Literature

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno

edited by Luis Álvarez-Castro
Apr 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy, second edition

edited by Christopher Kleinhenz, Kristina Olson
Feb 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Eliza Haywood

edited by Tiffany Potter
Feb 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$29.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching

Teaching Late Twentieth-Century Mexicana and Chicana Writers

Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez
Dec 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Teaching Jewish American Literature

edited by Roberta Rosenberg, Rachel Rubinstein
Apr 2020 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$34.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Teaching Languages in Blended Synchronous Learning Classrooms

Alba Girons
Apr 2020 - Georgetown University Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback