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Spanish Literature - through 19th Century
University of Granada
Granada, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Literature 300 Spanish 3 40 Three semester of college level Spanish or equivalent

General description
The basic objective of the class is to facilitate the students with knowledge of Spanish Literature from its origins until modernism, analyzing authors and highlighted works from the specific periods in historic and social contexts in which they were produced.

Program
Subject 1: General introduction to Spanish literature. Spanish literature of the Middle Ages.
Texts: Jarchas
El Cantar de Mío Cid
Libro de Alexandre
Prólogo das Cantigas, Alfonso X el Sabio
El Conde Lucanor, Don Juan Manuel
El misterio de Elche

Subject 2: Literature from the 15th century. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Texts: La Celestina, Fernando de Rojas Las Serranillas, Marqués de Santillana


Subject 3: Prose of the Golden Age
Texts: El Lazarillo de Tormes
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes

Subject 4: Poetry of the Golden Age
Texts: Soneto, Garcilaso de la Vega Soneto, Luis de Góngora Soneto, Franciso de Quevedo
Llama de amor vivo, San Juan de la Cruz

Subject 5: Theatre of the Golden Age
Texts: El perro del hortelano, Lope de Vega
La vida es sueño, Calderón de la Barca
El caballero sin nombre, Mira de Amescua

Subject 6: The Enlightenment
Texts: El sí de las niñas, Leandro Fernández de Moratín.
Informe sobre la ley agraria, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Cartas Marruecas, José Cadalso Fábula

Activities
The cited texts of each subject will be read and commented upon in class, in selected fragments and, on occasion, will be illustrated further with videos or other audiovisual equipment. Students will participate in some discussions indicated by the professor that the students will present in class. Class participation and participation in cultural literary activities, attendance to theatre performances, expositions, etc. related to the program of the class will be valued.

Evaluation
Grades will be evaluated through written tests/quizzes that consist of a theoretic question and a commentary of one of the texts that have been discussed in class. The presentation of the indicated commentaries in class as well as class attendance and active participation will be valued.

Bibliography
J.L., Alborg, Historia de la literatura español, Madrid, Gredos 1986.

F. Rico, Historia y crítica de la literatura expañola, Barcelona, Crítica, 1980.

P. Correa, Historia de la literatura española, Madrid, Edelsa, 1988.

Barroso y otros, Introducción a la literatura española a través de los textos, Madrid, Istmo, 1980.

F. Fuste y otros, Viaje por la literatura (1, 2, y3), Barcelona, Octaedro, 1992.

P. Aullón de Haro, Historia breve de la literatura española en su contexto, Madrid, Playor, 1989.

Blanco Aguinaga y otros, Historia social de la literatura en lengua castellana,
Madrid, Castalia, 1988.

A. Deyermond y R.O. Jones, Historia de la literatura española, Barcelona, Ariel, 1991.













 
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