The City Constructed in Literature: The Case of Sevilla

Universidad de Sevilla

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The City Constructed in Literature: The Case of Sevilla

  • Host University

    Universidad de Sevilla

  • Location

    Seville, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    OBJECTIVES
    The main objective of this Course is the study of key authors and works within Spanish Literature
    which use the city of Sevilla as their referent. In this way, light can be shed upon how such authors
    viewed the city itself, its people, its customs, its scenarios, etc.

    METHODOLOGY
    Class sessions will have both a theoretical and a practical basis: the exploration of each syllabus unit will
    be opened up more fully in class debates concerning the set reading texts.

    SYLLABUS
    1. Introduction: the Importance of the City in Spanish and Other Literatures.
    2. The Sevilla of the Middle Ages: Don Pedro I. Popular Poetry: the Ballad Tradition.
    3. The Sevilla of the Golden Age: Miguel de Cervantes and Mateo Alemán.
    4. The Sevilla of the Enlightenmnent: José María Blanco White.
    5. The Sevilla of Romanticism: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.
    6. The Sevilla of the “Generation of 1927”: Luis Cernuda.
    7. Sevilla in the Literature of Recent Decades.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.