Checking date: 09/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Contemporary literature of Spain and Ibero-America
Bachelor in Humanities (Plan: 407 - Estudio: 213)

Coordinating teacher: LOPEZ RUBIO, LUCIA

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
High command of Spoken and Written Spanish
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.
Skills and learning outcomes
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: Spanish postwar literature. UNIT 6: Being a woman in the Hispanic World. From invisibility to transgression: the making of a discourse UNIT 7: Twentieth century historical exile: trascendence, fragmentation and transatlantic dialogue UNIT 8: Posmodernity in Spain and Spanish America: latest literary trends
Learning activities and methodology
This course is designed with the student at the center of the teaching process and as such, aims to promote autonomy in the learning process and the development of communicative competence and particularly literary competence inside and outside the classroom. The student must complete the indicated readings, participate in class, present practical cases, carry out the assigned work and a short exam or research paper at the end of the course. This is a system of work and continuous evaluation that aims to promote student involvement and exchange with the teacher and the rest of the group. In this sense, students are offered the possibility of individual tutorials with the teacher outside of class to ensure the success of the process, and likewise, to request the convening of tutorials that allow self-evaluation, reflection and resolution of doubts of the learning process.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Alan Deyermond, ed., . Historia y crítica de la literatura española. Ilustración y Neoclasicismo, . Barcelona: Crítica, vol. 4, 2001..
  • Carlos Alvar et al., . Breve historia de la literatura española. Madrid: Alianza. 2003
  • Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, . Historia social de la literatura española, . Madrid: Akal. 2003
  • Cedomil Goic, ed., . Historia y crítica de la literatura hispanoamericana. Época colonial, Barcelona: Crítica, . Barcelona: Crítica, vol. 1, . 1988
  • Cedomil Goic, ed., . Historia y crítica de la literatura hispanoamericana. Del romanticismo al modernismo, . Barcelona: Crítica, vol. 2, . 1991
  • David T. Gies. The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. Cambridge University Press. 2004
  • David T. Gies, ed., . The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature, . Cambridge University Press, . 2009
  • Edmundo O¿Gorman,. La invención de América: el universalismo de la cultura de Occidente, . México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, . 1984
  • Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez y Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres, . Historia esencial de la literatura española e hispanoamericana. Madrid: Edaf. 2000
  • Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez y Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres, coords.. , Manual de literatura española. Generación de fin de siglo: líricos y dramaturgos,. Murcia: Cénlit, vol, 8, 1986.
  • José Miguel Oviedo . Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana. Alianza Editorial . 2012
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Adriana Apareciad De Figueiredo Fiuza y GabrielaDe Lima Grecco (coords.). Escrituras de autoria feminina e identidades ibero-americanas. Autografía. 2020.
  • Edmundo O. Gorman. La invención de América: el universalismo de la cultura de Occidente. Fondo de Cultura Económica. 1984.
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