SJ0B787 “So la espina está la rosa”: reading Libro de buen amor

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. José Luis Bellón Aguilera, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Milada Malá, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Tue 9:10–10:45 N51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SJIA007 Practical Spanish II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
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Course objectives
This a subject devoted to the Libro de buen amor, a fascinating piece of literature of Spain XIVth century. The course focuses on history, contemporary literature, classics (Ovid), scholastic discourse and philosophy, style, interpretations, etc.
  • 1. The XIVth century crisis. Spain in XIVth century. LBA in its historicity. 2. Textual problems. 3. Title, author, the autobiographical form. 4. Urban Summa, mester de clerecía. 5. Literary influences (classics, arab and hebrew literature, european sources). 6. Structure and contents. 7. “Love affairs” (ladies, procurers, nuns, moorish women, “serranas”). Women in LBA. 8. Intention. Scholastic discourse. 9. Parody. The popular discourse. Carnavalesque literature. Bakhtin. 10. Interpretations of LBA I. ¿A “realistic” work, pre-modern? 11. Interpretations of LBA II. 12. Interpretations of LBA III. 13. Presentations. Debate. 14. Presentations. Debate. Conclusion.
    required literature
  • Ruiz, Juan, Arcipreste de Hita. Libro de buen amor. Ed. crítica de Alberto Blecua. Madrid: Cátedra, 1995.
  • BELLÓN AGUILERA, José Luis. Si lo dixiese de mío: averroísmos y ortodoxia en el Libro de buen amor (Si lo dixiese de mío: Averroism and orthodoxy in the Libro de buen amor). Studia Romanistica, AFPUO. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2010, 10/2010, No 2, p. 77-90, 15 pp. ISSN 1803-6406. info
  • PŘIDAL, Antonín [absolvent FF M. El Libro de Buen Amor de Juan Ruiz. 1958. iv, 91 s. info
    recommended literature
  • RICO, F. (2002), “«Por aver mantenencia». El aristotelismo heterodoxo en el Libro de buen amor”, In: F. Rico (2002), Estudios de literatura y otras cosas, Madrid: Destino, edic. digital: Alicante: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2008, http://www
  • RUIZ, Juan. Libro de buen amor. Madrid: JM Ediciones, 1999. 252 s. ISBN 8489163480. info
Teaching methods
Classes are divided between lecture and discussion. Attendance is compulsory, as well as reading the whole literature. Student writes an essay and prepares a presentation, which implies more specialized reading.
Assessment methods
Written examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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