|Module Title||MODERN SPANISH POETRY|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Robert Havard|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 2 seminars, 2 tutorials|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||3 essays of c.1,200-1,500 words.||100%|
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 three term essays.
Weeks 1-4 Jorge Guillen, Cantico
5-8 Pedro Salinas: La voz a ti debida
9-12 Garcia Lorca, Poeta en Nueva York
1) a sound knowledge of three poets of the 1927 Generation in Spain
2) a good knowledge of how to apply close reading skills