Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao
Area of Study
The language prerequisite for grade students is C1-C2.
International students are recommended a B2-C1 level of Spanish as a Second Language to follow the subject properly.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This subject offers the student useful training to understand the importance of literary production
in each language, in itself and as an exponent of the socio-cultural transformations and achievements throughout history.
history. It will be centered on the evolution of the peninsular Hispanic narrative from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
Being a 4th year subject, it will complete the profile of the student enrolled in the Studies mention
Literary, and also that of those who have opted for Hispanic Studies or a combination of both
The approach will be linked to the one presented by other subjects or subjects of the degree, among them,
fundamentally, European Literatures or Cultural Studies.
The thematic development will be twofold:
1. To provide a conceptual and methodological basis applicable to other subjects of the mentions (Studies
Literaries / Hispanic Studies), issues related to "gender" will be addressed. Special importance will be given
within it, to the "novel": formal characteristics, historical foundation, evolution, style resources,
2. All of the above will be used for the analysis of a selection of relevant works of Hispanic narrative
peninsular. The literary analysis will be inscribed in a framework of socio-cultural understanding.
Generic Competence 1:
Critically question and be interested in the foundations on which ideas, actions and judgments are based,
both own and others (Critical thinking).
Domain level 3: Argue the relevance of the judgments that are issued and analyze the coherence of the own
conduct, basing them on the principles and values that sustain them.
Learning outcomes or indicators:
-The student bases and argues the judgments he makes.
-Identifies ideas, principles, models and underlying values in critical judgments.
-Issue judgments based on external criteria (utility, feasibility, validity, etc.).
Transmission of culture in the Spanish language through literature
Mastery levels 1 and 2: Analyze and interpret narrative works in Spanish within the framework of
various artistic movements and literary styles; Relate narrative in Spanish with the various
sociocultural contexts in which it has already emerged and which it has contributed to transform.
Learning outcomes or indicators:
-The student identifies and analyzes the verbal, aesthetic and structural elements of the manifestations
narratives in the Spanish language, differentiating them from other types of written discourse.
-Dominate the terminology used in the study of narrative literary texts.
-Explains the cultural, social and historical contexts in which literary texts were written and read
Introduction to the narrative genre: novel and short story.
-The genre today: characteristics
-Background and evolution
-Novel and short story
-Theory of the novel
How to analyze a narrative text: theoretical-practical approaches
-Story syntax: action and subjects
-Narrative coordinates: time, space, modality and narrative styles
-The semantics of the text
Origins of the modern novel: picaresque and cervantine narrative
-Renaissance and Humanism
-Spanish narrative of the XVI
Lazarillo de Tormes and picaresque novels
The consecration of the genre in the 19th century: Galdós and Clarín
-Literary movements in Europe:
Realism and Naturalism
-Benito Perez Galdos
-Leopoldo Alas “Clarín”
Teaching-learning strategy, evaluation system and documentation
TEACHER/S: Inmaculada Ballano Olano GROUP: 20 - Spanish
The development and acquisition of the indicated competences will be carried out through various strategies,
in the times assigned to the 6 ECTS corresponding to the subject (= 150 hours of work of the
In the classroom:
- Theoretical-practical explanations by the teacher.
- Analysis of narrative texts.
- Participation and oral presentations.
Out of the classroom:
- Reading narrative texts and critical theory.
- Elaboration of individual written works.
- Preparation of the final test.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.