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SPAN6581

Span Peninsular Literary Works

Spanish Peninsular Literary Works: from Literature to Social Context

This course will examine the different works of those authors who are most representative of 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature in the different literary movements comprised within this period: Realism, Fin del Siglo (Modernism and '98), Group of '27, and Post War. Each of the texts will be analyzed according to its movement, context, and author. In addition, the course will also focus on the following: to understand the connections between the literature and its social, cultural, and artistic context; to distinguish the individual characteristics of each author; to develop a capacity for literary analysis and commentary of both fragmented and complete texts. (1 unit)

Required texts: Leopoldo Alas (‘Clarín’), Relatos breves. ed. de R. Rodríguez Marín (Madrid: Castalia Didáctica); Antonio Machado, Poesías completas. ed. de Manuel Alvar (Madrid: Espasa); Pío Baroja. El árbol de la ciencia (Madrid: Alianza Editorial); VVAA, Antología poética de la Generación del 27. ed. de Arturo Ramoneda (Madrid: Castalia Didáctica); Antonio Buero Vallejo, El tragaluz. ed. de Luis Iglesias Feijoo & A. Mª Platas (Madrid, Espasa Austral); Carmen Martín Gaite, Las ataduras (Barcelona: Destino); material in course pack form to be purchased at Middlebury upon arrival.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2009

SPAN6581A-L09 Lecture (Rios Sanchez)