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RQ-50285-07
Writing in the Wake of Exploration: Documents from the Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Expedition to the Pantanal, 1540-1555
Pablo Pastrana-Pérez, Western Michigan University

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History of the Spanish Language (SPAN 6600) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: History of the Spanish Language (SPAN 6600)
Author: Pablo Pastrana-Pérez
Abstract: A selection of facsimiles of documents pertaining to Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's exploration of South America was added to the course content in order to show the scribal practices of different notaries and scribes. They illustrate the different and personalized scribal techniques of sixteenth century Chancillería shorthand and the use of notarial jargon.
Year: 2008
Audience: Graduate

• Topics in Spanish Culture: Origins and Evolution of the Spanish Language (SPAN 5400) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: • Topics in Spanish Culture: Origins and Evolution of the Spanish Language (SPAN 5400)
Author: Pablo Pastrana-Pérez
Abstract: A selection of facsimiles of documents pertaining to Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's exploration of South America was added to the course content in order to show the scribal practices of different notaries and scribes. They illustrate the different and personalized scribal techniques of sixteenth century Chancillería shorthand and the use of notarial jargon.
Year: 2010
Audience: Undergraduate

The Commentary genre: From Classic Antiquity to Early Modern Times (SPAN 7100) (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: The Commentary genre: From Classic Antiquity to Early Modern Times (SPAN 7100)
Author: Pablo Pastrana-Pérez and Jerusa Carvajal
Abstract: Using Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca's 1555 imprint of his expeditions in both the North American and South American continents, titled "Comentarios," this independent study course follows the history of the commentary as a literary genre from classical antiquity into early modern Spain. Graduate student Jerusa Carvajal produced a term paper on the subject and served as the stepping stone to her pursuing doctoral studies with emphasis on the Spanish literary production of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. She is currently writing a Ph.D. dissertation on early modern Spanish drama of historical material.
Year: 2011
Audience: Graduate


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