Module Identifier SP10610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert Havard  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor Gwynne Edwards, Mr Roger Mills  
Pre-Requisite A level Spanish or equivalent.  
Mutually Exclusive SP10740.  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   70%  
  Essay   Assessed essay (1,500-2,000 words)   30%  

Brief description
Hispanic Literature offers a broad introduction to Spanish culture via the study of key themes and perennial topics, several of which are related to the civilization context studied in the semester 1 module. These topics include: The Ballads of the Reconquest, The Picaresque Novel, The Mystics of Spain and Costumbrismo.

Material covering the first two-thirds of the module is provided in a bilingual booklet while a further three set texts are studied in greater detail: the contemporary Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cronica de una muerte anunciada. Garcia Lorca's celebrated Romancero gitano, and the modern classic on the Spanish Civil War, Ramon Sender's Requiem por un campesino espanol.

The class meets for weekly lectures and for regular seminars. Assessment is by one term essay on Garcia Marquez and a two hour examination.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should have:

1) a knowledge of key Spanish literary movements from the traditional ballads ro modern times
2) specific knowledge of three key Spanish texts

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
CC Smith. (1964) Spanish Ballads. Oxford
Roger Wright. (1987) Spanish Ballads. Warminster
D Alonso y J M Blecua. (1969) Antologia de la poesia, tipo tradicional.
S Reckert. Lyra Minima, Structure and Symbol in Iberian Traditional Verse.
A Deyermond. Lazarillo de Tormes. critical guides to Spanish texts
AA Parker. (1967) Literature and the Delinquent. Edingburgh
CP Thomson. The Strife of Tongues: Fray Luis de Leon and the Golden Age of Spain.
Edward Sarmiento. (1953) Luis de Leon.
D L Shaw. (1972) A Literary History of Spain: The 19th Century. London
H Ramsden. (1991) Lorca's Romancero gitano.
Derek Harris (ed.),. (1991) F G Lorca: Romancero gitano.
Robert Havard (translation and commentary),. (1988) F G Lorca: Gypsy Ballads/Romancero gitano. Warminster
R J Sender. (1991) Requiem por un campesino espa?ol. P Mcdermott, Manchester
Robert Havard. (1984) 'The Romance in Ramon Sender's Requiem por un campesino espa?ol'. The Modern Language review, 79
M I Millington. (1987) 'The Unsung Heroine: Power and Marginality in Cronica de una muerte anunciada' in Gabriel Garcia Marquez: new readings, McGuirk and caldwell, eds.. Cambridge