2023-2024 / LROM0113-2

Spanish literary texts studies


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Alvaro Ceballos Viro

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Presentation of and lectures on foundational texts in Spanish literature, from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Commentary and critical analysis of required texts, placing them in relation to their historical and social context.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To develop a critical and attentive reading that will allow students to understand and ideally to participate in the philological and critical discussion concerning masterpieces of Spanish literature. Introduction to certain concepts from narratology and social criticism.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prior completion of the course in the History of Spanish Literature is highly recommended. In order to understand certain reading, questions, explanations and references students should possess at the end of the term at least an intermediate understanding of Spanish language (B1).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Writing of several essays with regard to the compulsory reading. All of these essays but one will be written in Spanish. A personal feedback will be given.
Besides ex cathedra teaching, this course contains directed discussions as well as exercices in smaller groups. 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

This course meets for four hours per week during an entire semester, and about half the meetings will be devoted to working on exercises.

Course is given in French and Spanish.

Recommended or required readings

A syllabus will be made available on the intranet.
Compulsory readings (and recommended editions):
- La vie de Lazarillo de Tormes (Paris: Aubier-Flammarion, [1968]; bilingual).
- Félix Lope de VEGA: Fuente Ovejuna (Paris: Flammarion, 1992; bilingual).
- Miguel de CERVANTES: «Le jaloux d'Estrémadoure», in Nouvelles exemplaires. Available in French and Spanish on eCampus
- Ana María MATUTE: Historias de la Artámila.
Highly recommended reading: -Pierre VILAR: Histoire de l'Espagne, Paris : PUF (Que sais-je, 275), 2002 [1947], 128 pages.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Written papers in French and Spanish (40%), and a written exam (60%).

Criteria: linguistic proficiency (in Spanish); structure and arrangement of ideas; relevance of content.

N.B.: all grades for intermediate papers will be transferred to the second call exam (august), including grades below 7.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

This course will be taught in Spanish and according to a pedagogical model of digital sobriety. This means that students will not be allowed to use any electronic mobile devices during class.


Álvaro CEBALLOS VIRO Département de Langues et Littératures Romanes Place Cockerill, 3/5 (A2) - 4000 Liège Tel. : 04 366 53 89 E-mail : A.CeballosViro@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes available on eCampus.