Roncesvalles • Estella •
Burgos • León • Santiago de Compostela
Summer In Spain
June 8 - July 26
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This program explores the phenomenon of
pilgrimage--and, in particular, the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago
de Compostela in Spain--as a means of understanding
medieval Spanish literature and art. We spend ten days in Sewanee,
two weeks in Madrid and the surrounding area, and three and one-half weeks
traversing the north of Spain along the pilgrimage road itself.
A detailed description of
Program offers credit for two full courses:
314. Introduction to Medieval Spain
and the Road to Santiago:
An introduction to the history, literature, and
culture of medieval Spain.
Selected texts covering the Spanish medieval canon, monastic culture, and the
complex relationships among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Emphasis on the
phenomenon of the pilgrimage road that crosses northern Spain.
Prerequisite: Spanish 203. (*Though it is not part of Sewanee Summer in Spain proper, we
offer the possibility of fulfilling Spanish 203 in an intensive summer school
course in early summer [May 24 - June 7] before the Summer in Spain program
· Fine Arts
214. Spanish Art, Western Art, and the Road to Santiago: A multidisciplinary approach to Western, particularly
Spanish, Art in connection with the development of the pilgrimage road to Santiago. Focusing
primarily on early Christian and medieval art, we also discuss the persistence of
and reaction to medieval ideas in the art of Modern Era.
Education 214. Pilgrimage to Santiago:
Pilgrims who walk 200 of the proposed 240 mile
trek will receive one PE credit.
• Close contact and relationship between professors and
students. Individual and group tutoring.
• Contact with a rich spectrum of Spanish life and society: rural, small
• A variety of activities: traditional academic
courses; family stay; small group language and cultural tutoring by Spanish
university students of same age; hiking; travel; bullfights; museums; cuisine;
• Intensive study of Medieval Spain: the Road to
Santiago; art history; religion; literature; music; geography; international
Thomas D. Spaccarelli, Ph.D., University
of Wisconsin; Professor
of Spanish, The University of the South.
Antonio E. Momplet, Ph.D., Complutense
University of Madrid; Professor of Medieval Art, Complutense
University of Madrid; Visiting Professor of Fine Arts, The University of the
Stephen B. Raulston, Ph.D., University
of California, Berkeley; Professor of Spanish, The University of the South.
Laura Fernández, Ph.D.,
Complutense University of Madrid;
Assistant Professor of Medieval Art, Complutense University
With Application: $500
Balance, upon acceptance: $7,500 billed to student account
$8,000 total cost for program, excluding
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