Module Identifier SP30720  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Jose M Goni Perez  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Jose M Goni Perez  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish.  
Course delivery Lecture   2 per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written exam.  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1500 - 2000 words each  40%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.100%

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: Rivas's Don Alvaro
3-6   Becquer, "Rimas y leyendas" and Rosalia de Castro, "En las orillas del sar"
7-11   Realism and Naturalism: Juan Valera's 'Pepita Jimenez' Blasco Ibanez's "La barraca"

Reading Lists

** General Text
Rosalía de Castro (1992) En las orillas del Sar Castalia, Barcelona
** Should Be Purchased
Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo Rimas y leyendas Austral editorial
Blasco Ibañez, Vicente (2000) 'La barraca'
Duque de Rivas Don Alvaro Austral editorial
Rosalía de Castro (1992) En las orillas del Sar Castalia
Valera, Juan (2001 or 1998) Pepita Jiménez Catedra, Madrid Or Clásicos Castalia
** Recommended Text
'Azorín', Martínez Ruíz (1916) Rivas y Larra Madrid
Azaña, Manuel (1963) Prólogo y edición de "Pepita Jiménez" Madrid
Bermejo Marcos, Manuel (1968) Don Juan Valera, crítico literario Gredos, Madrid
Bousono,C (1963) Seis calas en la expresión literaria española 'Los conjuntos paralelísticos de Bécquer' (pp.179-218) Madrid -
Costa Clavel, Javier (1967) Rosalía de Castro Barcelona
Díaz, J P (1958) Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Vida y poesía
Davies, Catherine (1987) Rosalía de Castro no seu tempo Vigo
Fernández Montesinos, J (1957) Valera o la ficción libre
Havard, Robert (1988) From Romanticism to Surrealism. Seven Spanish Poets - includes studies of Becquer and Rosalia de Castro Cardiff
Kulp-Hill, Kathleen (1977) Rosalía de Castro Boston
Mayoral, Marina (1974) La poesía de Rosalía de Castro Madrid
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
Stevens, Shelley (1986) Rosalía de Castro and the Galicia Revival London
Tirrel, P (1955) La mística de la saudade Madrid
Urrutia, J (1973) 'Bécquer, poeta materialista?' Boletín de la Real Academia Española, 399-410
Whiston, James (1977) Valera: Pepita Jiménez Grant and Cutler, Tamesis, London
Bermejo Marcos, Manuel. (1968.) Don Juan Valera, cr itico literario /Manuel Bermejo Marcos.

** Recommended Text
Davies, Catherine (1984) Rosalía de Castro's Late Poetry Modern Language Review
Gil, I - M (1970) Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos - 248-9, 350-9
Havard, Robert (1974) 'Image and Perona in Rosalía de Castro's En las orillas del Sar Hispanic Review
Machado da Rosa, A (1954) 'Rosalía de Castro, poeta incomprendido' Revista Hispánica Moderna
Shaw, D L (1963) 'Towards the Understanding of Spanish Romanticism MLR, 58


This module is at CQFW Level 6