SPAN30190 Spanish Poetry 2

Academic Year 2020/2021

Adopting a theme-based approach, this module explores Spanish verse written by three of Spain's finest poets of the last century .
Account will be given of the intellectual and social climate and the different literary and artistic movements prevailing when Guillén, Lorca and Aleixandre were writing these works.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:- identify, describe and discuss the key themes in these major poets' work; -scrutinise and interpret the historical and intellectual climate of pre-Civil War Spain; - reflect on and improve their own command of Spanish at higher registers; -reason, argue and express in writing their views on literature and literary topics.

Indicative Module Content:

Weeks 1-4 : Introduction + " Cántico (1928)"

Weeks 5-8 : '' Poeta en Nueva York''

Weeks 9-12: "Pasion de la tierra''

This scheme is provisional and may be subject to change.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is largely lecture-based. There is a particular emphasis on developing strong academic writing skills. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: 1500-word essay on one of three titles to be set over the Trimester. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: A 1500-word essay on one of three titles to be set over the Trimester. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Prior to the setting of each essay. techniques for academic writing will be discussed in class.Students may also avail of individual consultations on ideas and expression. Feedback will be provided on the essay scripts themselves. These will be returned by appointment.

Jorge Guillén, "Cántico (1928) ", text supplied
Federico García Lorca, "Poeta en Nueva York", (Cátedra, Letras Hispánicas 260).
Vicente Aleixandre, '' Pasion de la tierra'', (Catedra,Letras Hispanicas,265)