Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish Literature of the 18th- & 19th-Centuries
S538 | 25063 | M. Bieder

Professor Maryellen Bieder

S538	Spanish Literature of the 18th- & 19th –Centuries
	Topic: Imagining Spain(s): Tradition and Modernity

TR 9:30am – 10:45am/class# 25063/3cr./Ballantine 236

The period from the end of the 18th century to the turn of the 20th
century embraces the literary movements labeled in histories of
Spanish literature as Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism and
Naturalism. The course will situate these literary movements in
their historical context and consider to what extent individual
works exemplify and/or defy this categorization. Through a selection
of canonical texts (prose, poetry and drama), the course will
explore how different authors imagined the Spanish people and the
newly emerging Spanish nation. The course will also test the
hypothesis that the modern novel as a genre defines itself by
referring to other forms of cultural production and marking its
distance from them.

El sí de las niñas, La comedia nueva
Don Juan Tenorio
Los pazos de Ulloa
La desheredada

Course Pack:
Selections from: Feijoo, Larra, Espronceda, Bécquer, Castro, and
Böhl de Faber.
Critical readings: Labanyi, Valis, etc.

2 oral presentations to the class
2-3 2-page papers
1 final course paper (10-12 pages, with notes and works cited)