Languages

Spanish Special Subject 1

Module code: R4027
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module, delivered in Spanish to all single-honours and joint-major students studying Spanish as part of their degree, will address some key works by some of the most significant novelists in 20th-century Spanish literature. The texts themselves may vary from year to year, but they will normally include a faithful and consistent representation of the Realism genre in the 20th century. A prime focus of analysis will be the manner in which the novel deals with a vast number of Spanish social problems and from different perspectives, in accordance with the literary generations' changing mindsets.

Module learning outcomes

  • The successful student will demonstrate systematic understanding of key aspects of the 20th-century Spanish realist novel.
  • S/he will demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge of several significant texts written by leading exponents of modern literary Realism in Spain.
  • S/he will demonstrate sophisticated intellectual engagement with the philosophical, psychological, moral, critical or other issues arising from the works studied.
  • S/he will demonstrate a good command of written Spanish, appropriate in its accuracy and register to the development of sustained academic argument in the context of discursive essays produced under examination conditions.