Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28015 - Spanish Mediaeval Literature I
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
First semester
Subject Type:

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)


1. The concept of literature in the Middle Ages. Chronology. Authorial diversity. Linguistic plurality. Dissemination. Manuscripts and printed material.


2. Epic. Lost and preserved poems. Cantar de mio Cid: authorship and dating. Structure: honour and humorous episodes. The public and society.


3. The origins of prose. The importance of translations. Alfonso X’s literary production. The short story.


4. The origins of theatre. Liturgical drama. The unique circumstances of Castile. The Representación de los Reyes Magos. Paratheatrical performances.

5. The mester de clerecía (the art of the clerics) from the 13th century: characteristics and works. Gonzalo de Berceo and the Milagros de Nuestra Señora.


6. The clergy in the 14th century: continuity and rupture. The Libro de Buen Amor by Juan Ruiz: authorship and dating. Intentionality. The amorous pseudo-autobiography. Parody and humour.

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.