Module Identifier SP30720  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert G Havard  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Mr Jose M Goni Perez, Roger S Mills  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish.  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written exam.  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1500 - 2000 words each  40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should have:

1) acquired a sound knowledge of the Romantic movement in Spain and a similar knowledge of the main features relating to the realist novel

Brief description

Why did attitudes change so radically in the Romantic period, now generally considered the start of modern times? This module begins by considering Spanish Romanticism in relation to its cultural and political context. Romanticism's distinctive ethos is traced in specific works of theatre and poetry which highlight the anguished concerns of the time.

Following the political of 1868, the last third of the 19th century saw a revival of the Spanish novel. The module continues by focusing on two major examples of the genre.

Weeks 1-2   Introduction to Romanticism and Rivas's Don Alvaro
   3-5   Becquer, Rimas y leyendas
   5-7   Rosalia de Castro, En las orillas del sar
   8-10   Introduction to Realism and Galdos's La de Bringas
   11-12   Blasco Ibanez, La barraca

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Shaw D L (1972) A Literary History of Spain: The Nineteenth Century london
Peers E A A History of the Romantic Movement in Spain, 2 vols
Havard Robert (1988) From Romanticism to Surrealism. Seven Spanish Poets - includes studies of Becquer and Rosalia de Castro Cardiff
Shaw D L (1963) 'Towards the Understanding of Spanish Romanticism MLR, 58
Gil I - M (1970) "Dualismo" y estructuras bimembres en la poesia de G A Becquer, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos - 248-9, 350-9
Bousono C (1963) 'Los conjuntos paralelisticos de Becquer' in Seis calas en la expresion literaria espanola Madrid - 179-218
Azorin (Martinez Ruiz) (1916) Rivas y Larra Madrid
Heldman Edith (1963) Trasmundo de Goya Madrid
Urrutia, J (1973) 'Becquer, poeta materialista?', Boletin de la Real Academia Espanola, 399-410
Stevens Shelley (1986) Rosalia de Castro and the Galicia Revival London
Mayoral Marina (1974) La poesia de Rosalia de Castro Madrid
Machado da Rosa A (1954) 'Rosalia de Castro, poeta incompreendido' Revista Hispanica Moderna
Kulp-Hill Kathleen (1977) Rosalisa de Castro Boston
Havard Robert (1974) 'Image and Perona in Rosalia de Castro's En las orillas del Sar, Hispanic Review
Davies, Catherine (1984) Rosalia de Castro's Late Poetry Modern Language Review
Davies, Catherine (1987) Rosalia de CAstro no seu tempo, Vigo
Costa Clavel, Javier (1967) Rosalia de Castro Barcelona
Diaz J P (1958) Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Vida y poesai, Madrid
Fernandez Montesinos (1970) Valera o la ficcion libre Castalia, Madrid (ed. renovata)
(1963) Manuel Azana: Prologo y edicion de Pepita Jimenez (Madrid)
James Whiston (1977) Valera: Pepita Jimenez London, Grant and Cutler, Tamesis
Manuel Bermejo Marcos (1968) Don Juan Velera, critico literario Gredos
Tirrel P (1955) La mistica de la saudade Madrid
Benito Perez Galdos (1999) Misericordia (from 2001) Biblioteca Perez Galdos, Alianza
(1992) Plaza y Janes, Barcelona
Duque de Rivas Don Alvaro Austral
Rosalia de Castro En las orillas del Sar Castalia
Benito Perez Galdos La de Bringas Catedra
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Rimas y Lendas Austral
Pardo Bazan Los pazos de Ulloa Castalia


This module is at CQFW Level 6