Spanish Literature: from Renaissance to the Golden Age of Cervantes
The period that this subject covers is one of the fundamental, not only to understand Spanish literature, but also the culture and history of Spain. Therefore the objectives of this subject are, above all, to introduce students to a text that is not generally known and, in turn, provide the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the language, to put the student in touch with the great masters of Spanish literature.
Spanish Literature: Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Realism
This course will deal with Spanish literature produced during the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries, in two sections focused comparatively with respect to the same tendencies in other countries. The first section will be on the characteristics which the Age of Enlightenment presented in Spain and the continuity of a type of Baroque literature coexisting with Enlightenment literature. The second block will be focused on 19th century literature in its two main lines, romanticism and realism. With this orientation the students are expected to obtain a dynamic vision of Spanish literature with which they can interconnect the knowledge they may already possess, or with the knowledge they may possess in the future.
Contemporary Spanish Literature
This subject covers the most prominent Spanish literary works of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. This course also deals with the relationship between literature and other cultural aspects such as visual arts, music, popular culture, religion and philosophy. Literary works and essays will be read throughout the course. The students are expected to link previous knowledge with what is learned in class, and analyse the information received in a critical way.
Latin American Literature
The objective of this course is to study the literary production in Latin America. The course will include the study of a selection of authors and works while at the same time trying to transmit to the student the reality, and diversity, of the vast literary production.
Image of Women in Spanish Literature: 18th to 21st Centuries
This course will examine Spanish Literature from its "radical historicity", through images of the women who produce the texts, as well as the different configurations of femininity in virtue of the consolidation of the patriarchal bourgeois society in Spain. Students will also study the possible influence of gender of the male or female author in the construction of the imaginary feminine.
Spanish Theater and Social Change
This course provides an overview of the main ideological and social changes taking the theatrical approach to the Spanish stage as a reference. Students will receive an introduction to the most outstanding Spanish authors and plays in comparison with the European scene.