Checking date: 02/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Contemporary literature of Spain and Ibero-America
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)

Coordinating teacher: PEREZ-RASILLA BAYO, EDUARDO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
This course attempts to provide an overview of key aspects and tendencies of literature in spanish language. A particular attention will be paid to those multiple interchanges existing between them. A (conceptual competences) B (proceeding competences) C (competences related to attitude) Specific competences By the end of the course the student should be able to: (A) Demonstrate his knowledge of contemporary literature in spanish language and its historical and cultural contexts comprising the authors and the aesthetic movements studied. (A) Present the main aspects of the cultural dialogue existing between Spain and Ibero-America underlining literary influences, contact and coincidences. (B) Analyze a literary text attending to the characteristics of the Spanish and Ibero-American literature. (B) Plan a literature research project applying specific competences that will allow the student to contribute to the cultural and artistic dialogue between Spain and Ibero-America. (C) Discuss the complexity of the contemporary literature in the Hispanic world.
Description of contents: programme
UNIT 1: The New and the Old World and what has and has not been inherited: some notes for the study of the literary and cultural dialogue between Spain and Spanish America. UNIT 2: Modernity and crisis: Spanish, Spanish American and "modernismo" vs. "generaciĆ³n del 98". UNIT 3: Avant-garde Poetry in both sides of the Athlantic Ocean. UNIT 4: Reality, magic and fantasy. (Magical) realism: Rupture and tradiction. UNIT 5: Contemporary theatre in Spain and Spanish America. UNIT 6: Being a woman in the Hispanic World.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.