Skip to content | Change text size

SPN4250 - Twentieth-Century Spanish American Literature

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Stewart King


Not offered in 2007


This unit studies the most important literary developments that took place in Spanish America in the Twentieth Century. Literary texts will be situated in their socio-historical and political contexts in a way that students will be able to anyalyse and understand the direct relationship. Works of literature included are: modernist poetry, the "novelas de la tierra", magic-realist novels and anthology of short stories and post-boom narrative. This course should provide broad knowledge of the main ideas and achievements of the most important Spanish American writers, philosophers and politicians. This unit is 100% taught and assessed in Spanish.


Comprehensive bibliography (100 words): 10%
3 tests (1000 words each): 30%
Research project (2000 words Spanish): 20%
Final essay (3500 words in Spanish): 40%

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour lectures) per week


A major in Spanish