|Module Title||MODERN SPAIN (1898 - 1975)|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Robert Havard|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 3 Spanish.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours|
|Assessment||Continuous assessment||2 essays of 1,500 - 2,000 words.||40%|
|Exam||2 Hours Written exam - 2 essays in 2 hours||60%|
In their assignments students may choose to emphasise either literary/cultural or sociopolitical issues, or the way the latter are treated by writers.
Weeks 1-3 Spain at the turn of the 20th century, the 98 Generation and Baroja's novel.
Weeks 4-8 the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War: two crucial phases illustrated by Alberti's depiction of Madrid under siege in De un momento a otro (poesia) and by Cela's tremendista novel, La familia de Pascual Duarte.
Weeks 8-12 The two novels by Delibes and Goytisolo are read against the background of the political changes which took place in Spain under the Franco regime.
1) a good knowledge of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy
2) specific knowledge of four texts that reflect they key issues of these years