Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28012 - Comparative literature
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

See "Learning activities " and "Syllabus".

More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

  • Theoretical lectures.
  • Practical lectures.
  • Individual work.
  • Personal study.
  • Assessment activities.

5.3. Syllabus

Syllabus (or programme)

I. Comparatism. Comparative literature study methods. Research methodology in comparative literature.


II. Literary tradition. Epics and the world of folklore. Traditional genres. The folk tale.


III. Gravitas I. Pathos. Pathos in adventure. Emotional pathos.


IV. Gravitas II. Didacticism. Storytelling genres. Treatises and essays. Hermetic genres and symbolism. Didacticism in the novel.


V. Mixed forms. Idyll. Drama. Classical lyric.


VI. Humour. Parody, satire and the grotesque.


VII. Aesthetic modernity. The construction of the individual identity. Symbolism and modernity. Realism and post-realism.


VIII. The novel and comparatism.


IX. Poetry and comparatism.


X. Other genres: The short story, essay, drama, etc.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza ( and the website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts (Schedule of classes:; Examination schedule:

More information will be provided on the first day of class.