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

Spring 2007

SPN 372 • Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
47930 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
MEZ 1.202
HOLLOWAY

Course Description

This is a survey course, organized around three broad historical periods: the first third of the century, to 1930, when Spain was primarily rural (Campos de Castilla, Garcëa Lorca's poetry) with growing class tension (Luces de Bohemia); the Spanish Civil War (1936-39, Las bicicletas, El lápiz del carpintero); the last quarter of the century, when Spain has been much more urban, liberal, and integrated into European, and international contemporary contexts (Nueve obras, Amor, curiosidad..., Andreu and Luque). We will combine this social context with a comparative literary approach, comparing neo-traditionalist, avant-garde, realist and lyrical forms of expression and reading various poetic, dramatic and narrative prose works. Our goal is to sample both the dramatic social transformation of Spain and its equally impressive literary evolution over the course of the century.

Grading Policy

Course journal 9% Two brief in-class presentations 3% Quiz 3% Midterm exam 15% Final exam 30% Two short compositions 30% In-class participation 10%

Texts

1. Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla 2. Federico Garcëa Lorca, Antologëa poética (esp. Romancero gitano, Poeta en Nueva York) 3. Ramñn del Valle-Inclán, Luces de Bohemia 4. Fernando Fernán Gñmez, Las bicicletas son para el verano 5. Manuel Rivas, El lápiz del carpintero 6. Paloma Pedrero, Nueve obras en un acto 7. Lucëa Etxebarrëa, Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas 8. Blanca Andreu, Aurora Luque, poesëa selecta

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