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Researching Spanish and Latin American Studies, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Rebecca Jarman
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Unit One: Nationalism and Fall of Empire

Primary Source

1812 Constitution Available online.

Secondary Sources

Alonso, Gregorio, ‘The Crisis of the Old Regime: 1808-33’, in Adrian Shubert and José Álvarez Junco (eds), The History of Modern Spain: Chronologies, Themes, Individuals (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018), pp. 15-30.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Boyd, Carolyn, ‘The Military and Politics, 1808-1874’, in Álvarez Junco, José, and Adrian Shubert (eds), Spanish History since 1808 (Arnold, 2000), pp. 64-79.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Isabel Burdiel and María Cruz Romeo, ‘Old and New Liberalism: The Making of the Liberal Revolution’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Glasgow), vol. 75, no. 5 (1998), pp. 65-80.

Carr, Raymond, ‘Liberalism and Reaction, 1833-1931’, in Raymond Carr (ed.), Spain: A History (Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 205-242.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Smith, Angel, ‘The Rise and Fall of “Respectable” Spanish Liberalism, 1808-1923: An Explanatory Framework’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, vol. 22, no. 1 (2016), pp. 55-73.  


Unit Two: Authoritarian Rule and Resistance


Primary Sources

Selections from António de Oliveira Salazar, Doctrine and action: internal and foreign policy of the new Portugal, 1928-1939, trans. Robert Edgar Broughton (Faber & Faber, 1939), pp. 67-85 and pp. 171-178   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


Francisco Franco’s acceptance speech of the military Cruz Laureada de San Fernando, published 18 July 1940, in Fernando Díaz-Plaja (ed.), La España franquista en sus documentos (La posguerra española en sus documentos) (Plaza y Janés, 1976), pp. 53-56 with accompanying Youtube video, available from:


The programme of the Spanish Falange (available at


Secondary Sources

Loff, Manuel, “Dios, Patria, Autoridad: La Iglesia Católica y la fascistización de los regímenes ibéricos, 1933-1945”, Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Serie V, Historia Contemporánea, 12(25), 2013, pp. 49-66 (available from:


España, en el gran desfile militar ante el Caudillo, muestra al mundo el poderío de las armas forjadoras del nuevo Estado. ABC Hemeroteca [Online] [Accessed 18 July 2019]. Available from:


Gallego, Ferran and Francisco Morente (eds.), The Last Survivor: Cultural and Social Projects Underlying Spanish Fascism, 1931-1975 (Brighton, 2017)


Griffin, Roger, The Nature of Fascism (Pinter, 1991)


La dictadura franquista I. El País [Online] 22 March 2006 [Accessed 18 July 2019]. Available from:


Preston, Paul, The Politics of Revenge: Fascism and the Military in Twentieth-Century Spain (Unwin Hyman, 1990)


Preston, Paul, “The Urban and Rural Guerrilla of the 1940s”, in Helen Graham and Jo Labanyi (eds.), Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 229-237   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


Richards, Mike, “‘Terror and Progress’: Industrialization, Modernity, and the Making of Francoism”, in Helen Graham and Jo Labanyi (eds.), Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 173-182   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


Unit Three: Urban Development and Decline


Primary Sources


Alonso de Santos, José Luis and Duncan Wheeler (2013). “An interview” in José Luis Alonso de Santos, Going down to Morocco/Bajarse al moro, ed. Duncan Wheeler (Warminster: Aris and Phillips).


Alonso de Santos, José Luis (2018). The Granny and the Heist/La estanquera de Vallecas, ed. Stuart Green (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press).


Television Conversation chaired by Cayetana Guillén Cuervo about the film adaptation of La estanquera de Vallecas. Available from:


Secondary Sources


Feldman, Sharon G. and Anxo Abuín González (2012). ‘Nationalism, identity and the theatre across the Spanish state in the democratic era, 1975-2010’ in Maria M. Delgado and David T. Giess (eds.), A History of Theatre in Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 426-52.


Leonard, Candyce (1985). ‘Entrevista con José Luis Alonso de Santos’, Estreno, 11.2: 7-12.


Lewis, H. A. (2007). “Subversion in the theatre of José Luis Alonso de Santos” in Héctor Brioso and José V. Saval (eds.), Nuevas aportaciones a los estudios teatrales: del Siglo de Oro a nuestros días (Alcalá: Servicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de Alcalá), 109-19.


Stapell, Hamilton M. (2010). Remaking Madrid: Culture, Politics and Identity after Franco (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).


Wheeler, Duncan (2015). “Translating Quotidian Humor for the Contemporary Stage: José Luis Alonso de Santos's La estanquera de VallecasRomance Quarterly, 62:4: 242-255.


Zatlin, Phyllis (1985). “Three playwrights in search of their youth”, Estreno, 11.2: 4-6. 


Unit Four: Toxic Environments


Primary Source

Schweblin, Samanta, Distancia de rescate (Almadia, 2004)


Secondary Sources


De Leone, Lucía, “Campos que matan: Espacios, tiempos y narración en Distancia de rescate de Samanta Schweblin”, 452°F 16 (2017) 66-76


Explore, Patagonia to the Pampas, 21:00 25/01/2009, BBC2 England, 60 mins. Available from:


Fischer, Mark, The Weird and the Eerie (Repeater: 2016)


Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema, Horror, 02:00 15/08/2018, BBC4, 60 mins. Available from:


Nixon, Rob, “Introduction”, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Harvard University Press, 2011), pp1-44.


Parker, Elizabeth, “Eco-horror: Alex Garndland’s Annihiliation (2018)” in Horror: A Companion (Peter Lang: 2019) pp.93-102


“Samanta Schweblin: There's No Place Like Home, Including Home Itself” Literary Hub 15 Jan 2019, Available from:

This list was last updated on 10/10/2019