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Michael Scham

Professor of Spanish
Degree
Ph.D., Princeton University
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., Boston University
At St. Thomas since 2001
Office
OEC 320C
Hours
MWF: 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. and by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5160
Fax
(651) 962-5266
Mail
#4021

Specialties/Interests

Cervantes
Picaresque literature
The Rise of the Novel
Literature and Law
Argentine Tango and Poetry

Selected Publications

Lector Ludens: The Representation of Games and Play in Cervantes. University of Toronto Press (September 2014).

“Dialogue and Exemplarity in Montaigne and Cervantes” (Artistic Excess during Absolute Monarchy: Franco-Iberian Views on the Seventeenth Century. Ed. Carrie L. Ruiz. Special issue of Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies vol. 5 (2009)).

Don Quijote and Lolita Revisited” (Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America, vol. 26 no. 1-2, 2006 [2008]).

Guzmán de Alfarache in Light of San Antonio de Padua: Another Look at Alemán’s Cosmovisión” (Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Vol. LXXXIII, No. 2, 2006).

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 03 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OEC 310
CRN: 20312 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 112 - 05 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 310
CRN: 20314 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 112 - 07 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 311
CRN: 20316 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 335 - 01 Intro to Spanish Literature - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03
CRN: 20331 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American narrative, drama and poetry. Strongly recommended for students who minor in Spanish. The course is designed to teach students the skills of critical reading and literary analysis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalent with a C- or better in each course.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 112 - 09 Elementary Spanish II - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 310
CRN: 40287 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 112 - 10 Elementary Spanish II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 313
CRN: 40288 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham Continuation of SPAN 111. Emphasis on grammatical structure, aural-oral practice, writing, reading. Continuation of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or its equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

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SPAN 405 - D01 Genre Studies Tango Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 319
CRN: 42723 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael S. Scham An examination of particular genres of Spain and Spanish America during defined literary periods. Topics will vary with each offering and may include the novel, non-fictional prose, short story, poetry, and theater of Spain and Spanish America. Credit may be earned more than once under this number for different emphases. May be taken twice with different topics. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 and 335 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course.

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