Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE SPA3010

 
TITLE Spanish American Literature 2 (Post-Independence)

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 8

 
DEPARTMENT Spanish and Latin American Studies

 
DESCRIPTION En esta asignatura se estudiarán las principales etapas, movimientos, autores y obras de la literatura hispanoamericana posterior a la Independencia. La literatura de la Independencia: Andrés Bello. El Romanticismo. La prosa romántica: El matadero de Esteban Echeverría.La poesía gauchesca: Martín Fierro. Costumbrismo, Realismo, Naturalismo: Las Tradiciones peruanas de Ricardo Palma. El Modernismo: Rubén Darío. La poesía en el siglo XX: Pablo Neruda. El regionalismo: Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela. El cuento: Borges y Cortázar. La renovación de la narrativa: Rulfo, Pedro Páramo. La nueva novela: García Márquez.

This unit will study the main periods, movements, authors and works of American literature after Independence. The literature of Independence: Andrés Bello. Romanticism. Romantic Prose: El matadero by Esteban Echeverría.Gaucho poetry: Martin Fierro. Costumbrismo, Realism, Naturalism: The Peruvian traditions of Ricardo Palma. Modernism: Rubén Darío. Poetry in the Twentieth Century: Pablo Neruda. Regionalism: The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela. The narrative of Borges and Cortázar. The renewal of the narrative: Rulfo, Pedro Paramo. The new novel by García Márquez.

Study-unit Aims:

- Familiarizar a los estudiantes con las principales etapas, movimientos, autores y obras de la literatura hispanoamericana posterior a la Independencia.
- Acercar a los estudiantes a la lectura directa de textos literarios representativos de cada etapa, movimiento y autor.
- Proporcionar a los estudiantes los recursos y técnicas necesarios para efectuar un comentario de un texto literario del que puedan extraer las características generales estudiadas en la etapa correspondiente.

- Familiarize students with the main periods, movements, authors and works of Latin American literature after Independence.
- Engage students in the direct reading of literary texts representative of each period, movement and author.
- Give students the resources and skills required to perform a review of a literary text so that they may extract the general features discussed in the corresponding period.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- identificar y describir las principales etapas, movimientos, autores y obras de la literatura hispanoamericana posterior a la Independencia a través de una serie de textos representativos;
- analizar textos literarios a partir de las características que conforman cada una de las etapas literarias estudiadas;
- comparar las diferentes tendencias entre épocas y escritores a partir de ejemplos concretos de textos literarios.

- Identify and describe the main periods, movements, authors and works of Latin American literature after independence through a series of representative texts;
- Analyze literary texts on the basis of the characteristics that reflect each of the literary periods studied;
- Compare the different trends between periods and writers with reference to concrete examples of literary texts.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- analizar e interpretar un texto relacionándolo con una etapa o autor determinados;
- identificar la procedencia y autoría de una determinada selección de textos literarios de la época estudiada;
- evaluar la calidad literaria de diversos ejemplos de textos literarios de la época estudiada.

- Analyze and interpret a text associated with a certain period or author;
- Identify the provenance and authorship of a specified range of literary texts of the period studied;
- Assess the literary quality of various examples of literary texts of the period studied.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Franco, J. (2001) Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana. Barcelona: Ariel.
- Goic, C. (1991) Historia y crítica de la literatura hispanoamericana. Vol. 2, Del Romanticismo al Modernismo. Barcelona: Crítica.
- Goic, C. (1988) Historia y crítica de la literatura hispanoamericana. Vol. 3, Época contemporánea. Barcelona: Crítica.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite: A Level Spanish or equivalent

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM1 No 40%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM1 Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Juan Antonio Garrido Ardila

 
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