Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28058 - Spanish Narrative: 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. Cervantes, modern novelist. The recovery of Cervantes in the 18th century. Cervantes and the realist novel: Pérez Galdós. The endurance of Cervantes in 20th-century narrative.

2. The historical novel. Romanticism and the historical novel. Some types of historical novel. The national episode. Archaeological and exotic novels. Contemporary types of historical novels.

3. The novel and the literature of the self. Autobiography and the novel. The picaresque model. From Lazarillo to Vida by Torres Villarroel. Imaginary lives: biography and the novel.

4. Some contemporary types of novel. The dictator novel: from Tirano Banderas by Valle to La fiesta del Chivo by Vargas Llosa. The science fiction novel. The police novel and the noir novel.

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.