The City Constructed in Literature: The Case of Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla
Area of Study
Literature, Spanish Culture
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The main objective of this Course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature
which use the city of Sevilla as their referent. In this way, light can be shed upon how such authors
viewed the city itself, its people, its customs, its scenarios, etc.
Class sessions will have both a theoretical and a practical basis: the exploration of each syllabus unit will
be opened up more fully in class debates concerning the set reading texts.
1. Introduction: the Importance of the City in Spanish and Other Literatures.
2. The Sevilla of the Middle Ages: Don Pedro I. Popular Poetry: the Ballad Tradition.
3. The Sevilla of the Golden Age: Miguel de Cervantes and Mateo Alemán.
4. The Sevilla of the Enlightenmnent: José María Blanco White.
5. The Sevilla of Romanticism: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.
6. The Sevilla of the “Generation of 1927”: Luis Cernuda.
7. Sevilla in the Literature of Recent Decades.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.