|Module Title||HISPANIC LITERATURE (BEGINNERS)|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Robert Havard|
|Other staff||Professor Gwynne Edwards, Mr Roger Mills|
|Course delivery||Lecture||12 Hours Weekly lectures.|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Regular seminars.|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Written exam.||70%|
|Essay||One essay (1,500-2,000 words).||30%|
Hispanic Literature offers a broad introduction to Spanish culture via the study of key themes and 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 aninciada. Garcia Lorca's celebrated Romancero gitano, and the modern classic on the Spanish Civil War, Ramon Sender's Requiem por un campesino esnanol.
The class meets for weekly lectures and for regular seminars. Assessment is by one term essay on Garcia Marquez and a two hour examination.
1) a knowledge of key features in Spanish history from the Reconquest to the Civil War plus a knowledge of three Spanish painters
2) specific knowledge of three major Spanish texts
** Essential Reading
Lorca. Gypsy Ballads.
Lorca. Romancero gitano.
Ramon Sender. Requiem por un campesino espanol..