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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2006

SPN 326L • Introduction to Spanish Literature Since 1700

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46970 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
ben 1.126

Course Description

This course has two primary goals: to teach students how to deal critically in Spanish with a variety of examples of of theater, poetry and narrative prose; and to introduce students to the broad literary and cultural movements of the period from the late eighteenth century to the twentieth: the enlightenment, romanticism, realism, the avant-garde, the Spanish civil war. For the most part, works are presented in chronological order, with background material regarding literary historical contexts provided by the instructor. The emphasis of most classes, however, will be on critical reading, literal and aesthetic appreciation of the text.

Grading Policy

3 In class exams (20% each); 2 Papers (1st, 3-4pp.=10% ; 2nd, 5-6 pp.=20%,); Participation 10%.

The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6529, 471-4641 TTY. Attendance and participation: 1% of the course grade will be subtracted for each unexecused absence beyond three, up to 10% (in the category of "class participation"). Tardy arrivals will be considered as 25% of an absence. Evidence of consistent preparation of the materials and active verbal participation will determine the remaining portion of the participatory grade. Make-up examinations: Rarely given. In exceptional circumstances, a student should inquire with the instructor to determine if an early exam would be possible. Late papers: The first papers is due at the beginning of class on the date indicated (2:00 p.m.). Papers turned in during class because of late arrival on the due date will be penalized by subtracting 5%; papers turned in prior to, or during the following class session will be penalized by 15%. After that, papers will not be accepted, except in special circumstances. The final paper is due on May 12. Papers turned in May 13 will be penalized 10%. Papers turned in on May 16 will be penalized by 20%. After that they will not be accepted.


1. Leandro Fernández Moratin, El si de las ninas 2. Ángel Saveedra, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino 3. Miguel de Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, mártir 4. Sender, Ramon, Réquiem por un campesino muerto 5. Fernán Gomez, Fernando. Las bicicletas son para el verano 6. Pedrero, Paloma, Juego de noches : nueve obras en un acto A course reader with selections of the following: José de Espronceda, poesia; Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, poesia; Carolina Coronado, poesia; Rosalia de Castro, poesia; Emilia Pardo Bazán, cuentos; Federico Garcia Lorca, poesia; Rafael Alberti, poesia, El hombre deshabitado (teatro); Miguel Hernández, poesia.


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