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SP4 Reading List

SP4 reading list for 2017-2018

Full reading lists with links to e-resources will also be available on this paper's Moodle site.

 

SEMINAR READINGS

 

The Art of Modernity         

1. “From the Narratives of Modernity to Spanish Romanticism” by Michael Iarocci (focusing on pages 1-21)

2. “Spanish Literature and Modernity” by Jo Labanyi (an excellent overview of Spain’s literary history from the medieval period to the early twentieth century)  

 

Prescriptions of Gender

1. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis”
by Joan W. Scott

2. “Inferioridad moral de la mujer” by Concepción Arenal (from La mujer del porvenir, 1869)

3. “A una aspirante a escritora” by Miguel de Unamuno (from Soliloquios y conversaciones, 1911)

 

 Images of Spain

1. Selections from Ernest Renan’s “What is a Nation?” (1885)

2. Excerpts from José Ortega y Gasset’s España invertebrada (1922)

3. Selections from Valentí Almirall’s España tal como es (1886)

 

Civil War and Post-Civil War Culture

1. “History, politics, and culture, 1936-1975” by Carolyn P. Boyd

2. Excerpt from “Jefatura del Estado. Ley de 9 de febrero de 1939 de responsabilidades políticas”

3. Excerpt from “Ley de Principios del Movimiento Nacional de 1958”

 

TEXTS SET FOR CLASS STUDY

 

The Art of Modernity

José Cadalso, Noches lúgubres (1789-1790)

Francisco de Goya, Los caprichos (1797-1798) and Los desastres de la guerra (1810-1820)

Mariano José de Larra, “Vuelva Ud. mañana” (1833) and “Literatura” (1836)

Mariano José de Larra, “El día de difuntos de 1836” and “La Nochebuena de 1836”

 

Prescriptions of  Gender

José Zorrilla, Don Juan Tenorio (1844)

Benito Pérez Galdós, Tristana (1892)

Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Sonata de otoño (1902)

Maria Mercè Marçal, "Joc de màscares" (1995) with Marta Balletbò-Coll, Costa Brava (1995)

 

Images of Spain

Pío Baroja, El árbol de la ciencia (1911)

Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla (1912)

Carlos Saura, Cría cuervos (1976)

Pedro Almodóvar, ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)

 

Civil War and Post-Civil War Culture

Agustí Centelles with Francesc Català-Roca and Robert Capa (photography)

Carmen Laforet, Nada (1945)

Pablo Neruda, Tercera residencia (1947)

Ana María Matute, Primera memoria (1959)

 

RECOMMENDED SECONDARY TEXTS: 

 

THE ART OF MODERNITY

Helman, Edith. “Caprichos and monstruos of Cadalso and Goya.” Hispanic Review 26.3 (1958): 200-222.

Kirkpatrick, Susan. “Spanish Romanticism and the Liberal Project: The Crisis of Mariano José de Larra.” Studies in Romanticism 16.4 (1977): 451-471.

Martín, Gregorio. “Mariano José de Larra.” In The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. David T. Gies, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 362-370.

Quinziano, Franco. “Las Noches lúgubres cadalsianas. Humanitarismo, sensismo y nueva sensibilidad en la literatura dieciochesca.” Rilce. Revista de Filología Hispánica 26.2 (2010): 402-430.

Vega, Jesusa. “The Dating and Interpretation of Goya’s Disasters of War.” Print Quarterly 11.1 (1994): 3-17.

 

IMAGES OF SPAIN

D’Lugo, Marvin. The Films of Carlos Saura: The Practice of Seeing. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.

Eller, Kenneth G. “The Thematic and Artistic Unity of Baroja’s El árbol de la ciencia.” Modern Language Studies 17.4 (1987): 23-32.

Rodríguez-Romaguera, Guillermo. “‘Y te sacarán los ojos…’: The Defiance of Reconstituted Sight in Dictatorship and Post-Dictatorship Spanish Cinema.” Studies in European Cinema 13.2 (2016): 119-133.

Vernon, Kathleen. Melodrama Against Itself: Pedro Almodóvar’s What Have I Done to Deserve This? Film Quarterly 46.3 (1993): 28-40.

Warner, Robin. “Critical Reports: Ideology and Expression in Antonio Machado’s Campos de Castilla.” Neophilologus 73.2 (1989): 230-242.

 

CIVIL WAR AND POST CIVIL WAR CULTURE

Anderson, Andrew A. “Narrative Structure and Epistemological Uncertainty in Carmen Laforet’s Nada.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 88.4 (2011): 541-561.

Anderson, Christopher L. and Lynne Vespe Sheay. “Ana María Matute’s Primera memoria: A Fairy Tale Gone Awry.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 14.1 (1989): 1-14.

Caudet, Francisco. “Pablo Neruda en la guerra y exilio de los poetas republicanos.” Mapocho: Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales 56 (2004): 329-352.

Hart, Stephen. “Miguel Hernández y Pablo Neruda: dos modos de influir.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 13.26 (1987): 115-122.

Nelson, Cary. “The Aura of the Cause: Photographs from the Spanish Civil War.” The Antioch Review 55.3 (1997): 305-326.

Song, H. Rosi. “Visual Fictions and the Archive of the Spanish Civil War.” MLN 129.2 (2014): 367-390.

 

PRESCRIPTIONS OF GENDER

Kim, Yeon-Soo. “Family Album as a Portable Home: Marta Balletbò-Coll’s Costa Brava.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 27.3 (2003): 469-484.

Sabadell, Joana. “Maria-Merce Marçal: The Passion and Poetry of Feminism.” In Recovering Spain’s Feminist Tradition. Ed. Lisa Vollendorf. New York: Modern Language Association, 2001. 357-373.

Soufas, C. Christopher. “The Sublime, the Beautiful and the Imagination in Zorrilla’s Don Juan Tenorio.” MLN 110.2 (1995): 302-319.

Tsuchiya, Akiko. “The Struggle for Autonomy in Galdós's Tristana.” MLN 104.2 (1989): 330-350.

Valis, Noël. “The Novel as Female Entrapment: Valle-Inclán’s Sonata de otoño.” MLN 140.2 (1989): 351-369.

 

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