Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

28042 - South American Literature II

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28042 - South American Literature II
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
580 - Degree in Spanish: 3
427 - Degree in Spanish: 4
580 - First semester
427 - Second 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. Introduction: from “post-modernism” to “post-modernity” in Spanish American literature.


2. Avant-garde poetry in Spanish America: Vicente Huidobro, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda.


3. Between regionalism and the fantastic in Spanish American narrative until 1960: Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Juan Rulfo.


4. The boom of the Spanish American narrative and the “new novel”: Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa.


5. Postboom and reinvention of the narrative canon: Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Ricardo Piglia, Roberto Bolaño.


6. The post-avant-garde and neo-avant-garde in poetry: Octavio Paz, Nicanor Parra and Alejandra Pizarnik.

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.