Module Identifier SPM0130  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert G Havard  
Semester Semester 1  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Students will develop a good grasp of the poetic techniques and teh thematic content of the poets in question and in particular they will appreciate how these are informed by modern metaphysical notions (e.g. Bergsonian theory of time; Husserl/Ortegan phenomenology).


An in-depth study of three major poets with regard to their themes and poetic practice. Special emphasis is placed on the
metaphysical issues that inform their work (the ideas of Bergson, Unamuno, Ortega y Gasset on time, being, perspectivism and

Antonio Machado, Soledades/Campos de Castilla; Jorge Guillen, Cantico; Pedro Salinas, La voz a ti debida/Razon de

Tutor: Professor Robert Havard.

Reading Lists

Sese Bernard (1980) Antonio Machado 1875-1939 Madrid
Sanchez Barbudo A (1980) Estudios sobre A Machado Madrid
Havard Robert (1997) Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla Duckworth/Bristol Classical Press
Casalduero, Joaquin (1953) Cantico de Jorge Guillen Madrid
Ciplijauskaite, Birute (1975) Jorge Guillen Madrid
Dibicki Andrew P (1973) La poesia de Jorge Guillen Madrid
Gil de Biedma, Jaime (1960) 'Cantico', el mundo y la poesia de J Guillen Barcelona
Gonzalez Muela J (1973) La realidad y Jorge Guillen Madrid
Havard Robert (1986) Jorge Guillen, Cantico London
Ruiz de conde, J (1973) El 'Cantico' americano de Jorge Guillen Madrid
Allen Rupert (1982) Symbolic Experience... Poems by Pedro Salinas, Alabama
Costa Viva, Olga (1969) Pedro Salinas frente a la realidad Madrid
Feal Deibe Carlos (1965) La poesia de Pedro Salinas Madrid
Gonalez Muela J (1958) 'Poesia y amistad Jorge Guillen y Pedro Salinas BHS
Alonsio Damaso (1965) Poetas espanoles contemporaneos Madrid
Havard Robert (1988) From Romanticism to Surrealism Seven Spanish Poets - Cardiff, includes chapters on Lorca, Guillen, Machado, Salinas.
Morris C B (1969) A Generation of Spanish Poets Cambridge
Zardoya, Concha (1968) Poesia espanola del 98 y del 27 Madrid
Terry Arthur (1973) A. Machado: Campos de Castilla, Critical guide London
Havard Robert Articles in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 1974, 1979, 1983, in Orbis Litterarum 1983, romance Studies 1985, Sin nombre 1984
Stixrude, David L (1975) The Early Poetry of Pedro Salinas Princeton
Sanchez Barbudo A (1974) Pensamiento de Antonio Machado Madrid
Gullon R and Phillips (1973) Antonio Machado Madrid
Guillen, Claudio (1971) Literature as System - chapter on 'Poema de un dia' Princeton
Aguirre J M (1961) Antonio Machado, poeta simbolista Madrid


This module is at CQFW Level 7