Spanish and Latin American Literature

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Santander

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Spanish and Latin American Literature

  • Host University

    Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Santander

  • Location

    Santander, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1 - 2
  • Overview

    - Middle Ages. The Lyric (jarchas) and epic (epic poems). The Song of the Cid.

    - XIII Century: Alfonso X the Wise. Berceo, the Archpriest of Hita.

    - The fourteenth century: Don Juan Manuel. The Romances.

    - XV Century: The Marquis de Santillana and Juan de Mane. The Songs of Jorge Manrique. La Celestina.

    - Renaissance: Boscan and Garcilaso. Lazarillo, first modern novel. The picaresque novel. Fray Luis de León, Fernando de Herrera. St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross. Cervantes: Don Quixote. The Exemplary Novels: The Cervantes Theatre.

    - Poetry: Góngora and Quevedo. The National Theatre: Lope de Vega.

    - The eighteenth century. General characters. The theater. The illustration in Spain.

    - Romanticism. The theater, poetry. Realism and naturalism in the English novel.

    - The twentieth century. 98 Generation and Modernism. The writers of 98: Unamuno, Azorin, Valle Inclan. The Generation of '27. Poetry, novels and plays after 1939. The poetry and novels of the postwar period.

    - Spanish American Poetry and Fiction.

Course Disclaimer

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