Module Identifier SP30720  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert G Havard  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff , Mr Jose M Goni Perez, Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
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.

   1-2   Introduction to Romanticism: Goya's 'Black Paintings' and Rivas's 'Don Alvaro'
   3-4   Becquer, Rimas y leyendas
   5-7   Rosalia de Castro, En las orillas del Sar
   8-10   Introduction to Realism and Juan Valera's 'Pepita Jimenez'
   11-12   Blasco Ibanez, 'La barraca'

Reading Lists

Blasco Ibanez, Vicente (2000) 'La barraca' Plaza y Janes, Barcelona
Valera, Juan (2001) Pepita Jimenez Catedra, Madrid
Duque de Rivas Don Alvaro Austral editorial
de Castro, Rosalia (1992) En las orillas del Sar Castalia, Plaza y Janes, Barcelona
Becquer, Gustavo Adolfo Rimas y leyendas Austral editorial
** Recommended Text
Bermejo Marcos, Manuel (1968) Don Juan Valera, critico literario Gredos, Madrid
Azana, Manuel (1963) Prologo y edicion de 'Pepita Jimenez' Madrid
Azorin, Martinez Ruiz (1916) Rivas y Larra Madrid
Gil, I - M (1970) Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos - 248-9, 350-9
Diaz, J P (1958) Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Vida y poesai, Madrid
Davies, Catherine (1987) Rosalia de Castro no seu tempo Vigo
Havard, Robert (1974) 'Image and Perona in Rosalia de Castro's En las orillas del Sar Hispanic Review
Heldman, Edith (1963) Trasmundo de Goya Madrid
Havard, Robert (1988) From Romanticism to Surrealism. Seven Spanish Poets - includes studies of Becquer and Rosalia de Castro Cardiff
Peers, E A (1964) A History of the Romantic Movement in Spain, 2 vols
Shaw, D L (1972) A Literary History of Spain: The Nineteenth Century London
Tirrel, P (1955) La mistica de la saudade Madrid
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) Rosalia de Castro Boston
Davies, Catherine (1984) Rosalia de Castro's Late Poetry Modern Language Review
Costa Clavel, Javier (1967) Rosalia de Castro Barcelona
Urrutia, J (1973) 'Becquer, poeta materialista?', Boletin de la Real Academia Espanola, 399-410
Bousono,C (1963) 'Los conjuntos paralelisticos de Becquer' in Seis calas en la expresion literaria espanola Madrid - 179-218
Shaw, D L (1963) 'Towards the Understanding of Spanish Romanticism MLR, 58
Fernandez Montesinos, J (1957) Valera o la ficcion libre
Whiston, James (1977) Valera: Pepita Jimenez Grant and Cutler, Tamesis, London


This module is at CQFW Level 6