Module Identifier SP31110  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert Havard  
Semester Intended For Use In Future Years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Professor Gwynne Edwards  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 3 Spanish.  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours (3 seminars; 3 tutorials)  
Assessment Continuous assessment   3 essays of 1200 - 1500 words each.   100%  

Brief description
How was it that such a traditional country as Spain produced some of the most avant-garde figures of the twentieth century? This module inquires into the fascinating world of Surrealism, a revolutionary movement born of Freudian theory and stimulated by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Marxism. Major creative figures are studied in four separate genres, Lorca as playwright, Bunuel as film director, Alberti as poet, Dali as painter and , briefly, Marufa Mallo (Alberti's lover) as a painter. This variety illustrates the different facets of Surrealism and its distinctiveness in the Spanish context.


Weeks 1-4 Garcia Lorca, Asi que pasen cinco anos
5-8 Luis Bunuel, Un perro andaluz, Salvador Dali (slides)
9-12 Rafael Alberti, Sobre los angeles (+ Maruja Mallo)

The module will be assessed entirely on the basis of three essay of 1,200-1,500 words each: one essay on Lorca; one on Alberti; one involving comparative study of Bunuel and Dali.

Reading Lists
Garcia Lorca. Asi que pasen cinco anos. Any.
Luis Bunuel. Un perro andaluz (film, no text).
Rafael Alberti. Sobre los angeles. Catedra
Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali. Tate Gallery Publications
Maruja Mallo (paintings, no text).