Module Identifier SPM0130  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  

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

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


This module is at CQFW Level 7