The Spanish Silver Age (1900-1950): A Revolution in Language

Module code: SP2042
Module coordinator: Dr Maite Usoz de la Fuente

Module aims

At the end of this module, students will have gained a better understanding of the Spanish cultural landscape during the first half of the twentieth century. They will have reflected upon Spain’s cultural production within that period in relation to the broader European context, and they will have gained an awareness of some of the key concepts that shaped intellectual debate in Spain (and beyond) during that period, such as regeneración, modernidad, or vanguardia. Moreover, students will have acquired the necessary analytical tools and vocabulary to engage with the set texts in a critical manner. By the end of this module, students will be able to formulate an independent critical opinion on the set texts of this module, mobilizing a range of skills, including: contextualizing texts, analyzing its main themes, ideas, structure and language, and using secondary literature and critical theory to help shape their own argument in a clear, coherent and persuasive manner.


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 180 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,000-2,500 words (60%)
  • Presentation, 15 minutes, and write-up (20%)
  • 2 coursework assignments, each 500 words (20%)