|| SP21110 |
|| SURREALISM IN SPAIN |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Jose M Goni Perez |
|| Intended for use in future years |
|Next year offered
|| N/A |
|Next semester offered
|| N/A |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 9 Hours. |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours. (3 seminars; 3 tutorials) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1,500 words each and one presentation. Only the better of the two marks will be taken for the continuous assessment element. This is to allow some assessment to be formative as well as (or instead of) summative.
If a student fails to submit one piece of the two required, and does not supply the tutor concerned with valid reasons/evidence in writing, the mark for the one piece of work submitted will be carried forward as a continuous assessment mark, but divided by two.
If no assessed work is submitted, the mark for the continuous assessment element (which will be fed into the overall module assessment) will be zero.||100%|
|Supplementary Exam|| 1 x 2-hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3-hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.||100%|
On completion of this module students will have a knowledge of the way the Surrealist movement evolved in Spain through several phases, from the Freudian to the Marxist. They will be familiar with major works by three of its foremost practitioners in three separate genres, namely Luis Bunuel (film), Salvador Dali (painting) and Rafael Alberti (poetry). They should know what is meant by such challenging concepts as 'psychic dictation', oneiric symbolism and the 'surrealist object', and they should be able to elucidate these and other concepts in relation to the specific works studied.
How was it that such a traditional country as Spain produced some of the most avant-garde figures of the twentieth century? This module inquires into the fascinating world of Surrealism, a revolutionary movement born of Freudian theory and stimulated by the anti-bourgeois ethos of Marxism. Major creative figures are studied in four separate genres, Bunuel as film director, Alberti as poet, Dali as painter and, briefly, Maruja Malla (Alberti's lover) as a painter. This variety illustrates the different facets of Surrealism and its distinctiveness in the Spanish context.
weeks 1-4 Salvador Dali (Taschen) and slides
5-8 Luis Bunuel, 'Un perro andaluz', and Las Hurdes (films)
9-12 Rafael Alberti, 'Sobre los angeles' (+ Maruja Mallo)
The module will be assessed entirely on the basis of two essays of 1,500 words each.
** Recommended Text
Ades, Dawn (1982) Dali,
London Thames and Hudson
Aranda Francisco (1969) Biografia critica
Aranda Luis (1981) El surrealismo espanol
Bodini V (1971) Los poetas surrealistas espanoles
Bowra C.M. (1949) The Creative Experiment
Breton A (1972) The Dali Case in Surrealism and Painting
Breton Andre Manifestos of Surrealism
Buache, Freddy (1970) Luis Bunuel
Bunuel L (1985) My Last Breath
Connell G W (1963) 'The Autobiographical Element in Sobre los angeles,
Dali S (1977) The Unspeakable Confessions Of S D
Duran M (1975) Rafael Alberti, El escritor y la critica
Durgnat Raymond (1964) Luis Bunuel
Edwards G (1982) The Discreet Charm of Luis Bunuel
London: Marion Boyars, London
Garcia Sarria F (1978) 'Sobre los angeles de R Alberti y el surrealismo',
Papeles de Son Armadans
Gibson Ian The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali
Havard Robert (1988) From Romanticism to Surrealism
Seven Spanish Poets - Cardiff, includes chapters on Lorca, Guillen, Machado, Salinas.
Havard Robert (2001) The Crucified Mind
Higginbotham V (1979) Luis Bunuel
Ilie Paul (1968) The Surrealist Mode in Spanish Literature
Mellen J (1978) The World of Luis Bunuel
Morris C B (1972) Surrealism and Spain
Proll E (1941) 'The Surrealist Element in Rafael Alberti'
Salinas de Marichal (1975) El Mundo poetico de Rafael Alberti
Sanchez Vidal A (1984) Luis Bunuel
Sanchez Vidal, A (1988) Bunuel, Lorca, Dali: El enigma sin fin
Santos Torroella R (1984) La miel es mas dulce que la sangre
This module is at CQFW Level 5