Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28056 - Spanish Poetry: Topics and Genres II
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
4 and 3
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. The epic in the Golden Age. The historical epic: from Ercilla to Lope de Vega. The religious and burlesque epic.

2. From the new romancero to neopopularism. Themes and forms of the new romancero. Tradition, transmission and creation of romance. Two examples: La tierra de Alvargonzález by Antonio Machado and Romancero Gitano, by García Lorca.

3. Narrative poetic forms in the 18th and 19th centuries. Didactic poetry. Fables. From Iriarte to Hartzenbusch. Romantic narrative poetry. The Duke of Rivas and Espronceda.

4. American independence and the new epic. From Martín Fierro by José Hernández to Canto general by Pablo Neruda. Other examples.

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.