Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 4 per semester


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2 essays of 1500 words each and one presentation  Continuous Assessment:  100%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 examination if no continuous assessment submitted.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should have:

1) a sound knowledge of three poets of the 1927 Generation in Spain
2) a good knowledge of how to apply close reading skills

Brief description

This module looks in depth at three major Spanish poets of the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on developing close reading skills and an awareness of key aspects of modern European thought. All three poets are intensely Spanish and offer vital perspectives on modern ideas. They share the conviction that poetry is the medium in which to probe important issues, notably that of the self and reality. Pedro Salinas, Spain's greatest love poet since Becquer, with his deceptively simple technique, but whose work probes challenging metaphysical issues. Federico Garcia Lorca, at his most avant-garde in New York, where he experiments with Freudian free association in an attempt to understand his enigmatic self. Jorge Guillen, a vitalist who looks at the world in a phenomenological way, and who owes much to Ortega and to the European metaphysical tradition.

There is no examination; assessment is by two term essays, and one presentation.


Weeks 1-4 Jorge Guillen, Cantico
5-8 Pedro Salinas, La voz a ti debida
9-12 Garcia Lorca, Poeta en Nueva York


This module is at CQFW Level 5