Spanish 20th Century Literature
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Hispaania 20. sajandi kirjandus
Course title in English
Spanish 20th Century Literature
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The objective of the course is to offer an overview of the most important periods of the 20th century Spanish Literature. Provide the students with an ability to analyze literary text in Estonian and Spanish. Discuss select works in their historical, cultural and theoretical context (individual and society, real and fantastic space, focalization and the depicted word, censorship and literature, metafiction and autofiction). Practice translation of literary and dramatic texts from Spanish into Estonian.
Brief description of the course
Literature before the Spanish civil war: the modernism and the generation of '98 (Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Azorín, Baroja, Machado, Jiménez). The avant-garde and the Generation of ’27 (Gómez de la Serna, García Lorca, Alberti, Alonso, Aleixandre, Hernández). Post-war literature (Cela, Laforet, Delibes) and the social poetry (Celaya, Blas de Otero). Review of recent Spanish literature (García Morales, Llamazares, Montero, Millás, Ruiz Zafón, Pérez-Reverte). The Catalan, Basque and Galician literature (Rodoreda, Sánchez Piñol, Riera, Atxaga, Uribe, Elorriaga, Suso de Toro, Rivas). The analysis and the translation of literary texts. The impact of literature in modern society.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can understand the main tendencies of the 20th and 21st century Spanish literature;
- can understand the sociopolitical situation of the Catalan, Basque and Galician literature and the plurilingualism of the Spanish literary system;
- can analyse literary texts in Estonian and in Spanish;
- can understand the impact of literature in modern society;
- can identify relevant information from the interviews with the Spanish authors;
- has improved his/her vocabulary and reading comprehension in Spanish;
- can reflect upon the translation problems and his/her translating experiences;
- can reflect on his/her learning process.
Merilin Kotta