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Spanish Literature IV - from D. Álvaro till Today

Code 12363
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Literaturas
Entry requirements There is not.
Mode of delivery Lessons of practical-theoretical nature. There are also sessions of tutorial guidance.
Work placements There are no work placements.
Learning outcomes In this course unit, it is intended to study Spanish literature from Romanticism to the present moment, going through its different periods (Realism, “Generación del 98”, "Modernismo" ...).
The students must:
1. Check the reading of a set of key works of Spanish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
2. Demonstrate knowledge related to how the Western major aesthetic and cultural movements materialize in the Spanish creative writing during these two centuries;
3. Assuming the perspective of literary studies, reveal an insight into the complex reality of contemporary Spain.
Syllabus 1. The labyrinths of romanticism.
2. First romantic protagonists: the articles of Larra and the poetry of Espronceda.
3. Zorrilla and his version of D. Juan.
4. Two romantic poets at the dawn of modernity: Bécquer and Rosalía.
5. Realism and naturalism in Spanish literature.
6. Two novelists. "Clarín" and Benito Pérez Galdós.
7. The literary revolution of the "modernismo".
8. The lyrical adventure of Rubén Darío.
9. Fundamental features of the Generation of 1898: works, themes, authors.
10. A novelist of the Spanish crisis: Pío Baroja.
11. Two particular personalities: Valle-Inclán and Miguel de Unamuno.
12. Two poets of transition: Antonio Machado and Juan Ramón Jiménez.
13. The Generation of 1927: study of the major poets who compose it.
14. The tragedy of Federico García Lorca.
15. Trends in Spanish literature after 1939.
16. A reflection on some literature produced in other languages of Spain.
Main Bibliography 1. Main bibliography:
Iris M. Zavala (org.), "Historia y crítica de la literatura española", vol. V, "Romanticismo y realismo", Barcelona, Editorial Crítica;
José Carlos Mainer Baqué (org.), "Historia y crítica de la literatura española", vol. VI, "Modernismo y 98", Barcelona, Editorial Crítica;
Víctor García de la Concha, "Historia y crítica de la literatura española", vol. VII, "Época contemporánea: 1914-1939", Barcelona, Editorial Crítica.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-15

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