Spanish Literature (18th and 19th Century) - 1st semester


a) To improve knowledge of 18th and 19th centuries Spain´s spanish-written Literature: the “ilustrados” contribution since the end of the 18th century; romantic highlights; “realistic” expansions or ruptures, literary thematization of “el problema de España” at the turn of the century; poetics of modernity in Spanish Literature.
b) To master knowledge of its historical, social and cultural contexts, either Spanish or European;
c) To read and study a selection of texts and authors which rise from those trends or movements;
d) To develop skills of researching, selecting and interpreting significant information, textual and non-textual, through transdisciplinary perspectives, regarding the proposed subjects.
e) To develop critical reading skills in order to elaborate reflections, based on argumentation through correctly gathered and articulated information.
f) To develop speech and writing: about acquired information, critical readings and personal perspectives and interpretations.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Pedro Santa María


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Not applicable


CADALSO, José, Cartas marruecas / Noches lúgubres [ ou Ediciones Cátedra, Madrid, 2006: ed. Rusell P. Sebold]
DUQUE DE RIVAS, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino, [ ou Cátedra ed. Alberto Sánchez, Madrid, Cátedra, 2006]
ESPRONCEDA, El estudiante de Salamanca [ ou Ediciones Cátedra, Madrid, 1994: ed. Benito Varela Jacome]
LARRA, Mariano José de, Artículos []
BÉCQUER, Gustavo Adolfo, Rimas y Leyendas [ ou Ediciones Cátedra/Letras Hispánicas]
PARDO BAZÁN, Emilia, La cuestión palpitante []

RICO, F. (coord.) (1982). Historia y Crítica de la Literatura Española, Vol. 5, Romanticismo y Realismo. Barcelona: Crítica.
RICO, F. (coord.) (1979). Historia y Crítica de la Literatura Española, Vol. 6, Modernismo y 98. Barcelona: Crítica.

Teaching method

Presentation of the various topics by the lecturer; reading and discussion of a selection of texts covering the topics outlined in the syllabus.
In class teaching

Evaluation method

Adequate and active participation in class and 3 comparative papers (15%), three written tests in class (15%, 20%, 50%).

Subject matter

1.Introduction to 18th and 19th Spanish Literature.
2.From “Ilustración” to Romanticism.
3.Romantic genres and modes: poetry, theatre, narrative, journalism.
4.Realist and naturalist productions.
5.Fin-de-Siècle crisis: literary thematizations on the “problema de España\"; “Modernismo hispánico”;“\"Generación del 98\".