Issues in Spanish Literary History

lrom2842  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Issues in Spanish Literary History
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Fabry Geneviève;
Notions of hermeneutical tools for literary analysis. B2 level in Spanish.
Main themes
This course will offer a discussion about the concept of "barroco" through a survey of major historiographical works, the analysis of several representative works of the XVII c. (Quevedo, Góngora, Calderón de la Barca) and of contemporary literature (Sarduy, Carpentier). This course also includes references to artistic productions.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students will be expected to show their ability to relate texts that illustrate one literary current -el barroco- to the historical and literary contexts explored in the course. They will have to produce an analysis that demonstrates their familiarity with the issues raised by the course, and with the poetics through which those issues are expressed.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course focuses on a collection of readings on both theoretical considerations as well as certain literary texts. Students should obtain their own copies of Calderón and Cervantes.
Teaching methods
The course alternates presentations of literary  currents (barroco / neobarroco) with analysis of literary texts.
Evaluation methods
Written exam.
Other information
Support : Course notes and folder of reading material

- Syllabus avec articles et textes littéraires
- Aullón de Haro,P. (ed.), Barroco, Madrid, Verbum, 2004.
-  Parkinson Zamora, Lois, The Inordinate Eye. New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction, Chicago-London, The University of Chicago Press, 2006, pp. 285-302, 368-372.
- Carilla, Emilio,Manierismo y barroco en las literaturas hispánicas, Madrid: Gredos , 1983. [FL-20 Y151 332]
- Deleuze, Gilles, Le pli : Leibniz et le baroque, Ed. de Minuit, Paris : 1988, [ISP 1925 D23]
- Díaz-Plaja, Guillermo, El espíritu del Barroco,B arcelona: Crítica 1983. [FL-20 B2 DIA]
- Hatzfeld, Helmut A., Estudios sobre el Barroco, Madrid: Gredos , 1973. [FL-20 Y151 073]
- Maravall, José Antonio, La cultura del Barroco : análisis de una estructura histórica, Barcelona, Ariel, 1983.
- Souiller, Didier, Calderón et le grand théâtre du monde, Paris, PUF, 1992.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Certificat universitaire en littérature

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General