Module Identifier SP11010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
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, Mr Roger Mills  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours Weekly lectures.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Regular seminars.  
Assessment Essay   One essay (1,500-2,000 words).   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   70%  

Brief description

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Lorca. Gypsy Ballads.
Lorca. Romancero gitano.
Ramon Sender. Requiem por un campesino espanol..