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NTA UGC NET Recommended books for Spanish language

Recommended books for Spanish language


NTA UGC NET Books  & Syllabus For Spanish Language

Unit –I: Grammatical Aspects, Linguistics, Methodology, and Translation

i) Modes, Tenses, Use of the past
ii) Prepositions and other grammatical categories
iii) Language as a System of Systems
iv) Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
v) Problems of Translation in Practice

Unit-II: Advanced Use of Spanish Language

i) Use of Proverbs and Refrains
ii) Modismos and Idiomatic Expressions
iii) Synonyms/Antonyms
iv) Metaphors and Similes
v) Text Analysis

Unit-III: Spain: Pre-history and Medieval Literature and Culture

i) Making of Iberia, Greek and Roman Colonizations and their Contributions
ii) Visigoths and the Advent of Christianity
iii) Political and Cultural Mosaic of Al Andalus
iv) The reconquista and the Cultural Efflorescence of Christian Kingdoms
v) The Formation of Spanish Language and Early Literary Manifestations (epic, lyric, popular, religious verse)

Unit-IV: Early Modern Spain

i) Catholic Kings and the Spanish Empire, the Habsburgs and the Bourbons
ii) Inquisition, Expulsion of Jews and Moriscos and the Making of a
Homogenous Spain, Honour Code
iii) Art, Literature and Culture during the Transition to the Renaissance
iv) Renaissance and Baroque in Art, Literature and Culture
v) Golden Age Literature

Unit-V: 18th and 19th Century Spain: Between Modernity and Tradition

i) Enlightenment: el despotismo ilustrado and 18th Century CulturalManifestations
ii) Historic Panorama of 19th Century: Spanish War of Independence, Constitution of Cádiz, Carlist Wars, Restoration
iii) 19th Century Art and Culture
iv) Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism
v) Generation of 1898 and Modernism

Unit-VI: 20th and 21st Century: Contemporary Spain

i) The Second Republic, the Popular Front and the Spanish Civil War: Fascism, Anarchism and Socialism
ii) Vanguard movements and the Generation of 1927
iii) Post-war and Contemporary Spanish Literature, Art and Culture
iv) Transition to Democracy, Constitution of 1978, Spain and the European Union, Spanish Economic Miracle and Crisis
v) Cinema, Performing Arts and Sports

Unit-VII: Latin America: from Pre-Hispanic to Colonial Period

i) Aztecs, Mayas, Incas and others: Religion, Cults, Monuments
ii) Knowledge Systems of Indigenous Civilizations
iii) Beginnings of European Invasions and Conquest
iv) Colonization of America and Mestizaje, Viceroyalties and Economic Structure of Empire
v) Literary and artistic expressions (Códices, crónicas, cartas and diarios,Epic and Baroque in the Americas)

Unit-VIII: Independence, Formation of Nation States, Caudillos and Caciques:

i) Liberators and 19th Century Statesmen of Latin America
ii) Romanticism and the Novel of the Nation
iii) The Mexican Revolution and Foreign Interventions in Latin America (19th and 20th Century)
iv) Modernism, Latin American Identity Construction through Essays
v) Regionalist, Indigenous and Gaucho Literature

Unit-IX: 20th Century Latin America

i) Revolutions, Dictatorships and the Return to Democracy
ii) The New Latin American Novel, the Boom and After
iii) Women’s writing, Testimonio, la nueva canción and subaltern voices
iv) Artistic and Literary Vanguards and Latin American Poetic Movements
v) Cinema, Performing Arts and Sports

Unit-X: Contemporary Latin America

i) Internationalisation, Regional Integration, Indigenous Assertion and New Social Movements, De-colonial Thought
ii) De-anchoring of Latin American Writing. Border and Exile Literatures
iii) Experimental Texts (the Merger of Performance, Cinema and Literature)
iv) Non-Fiction Writing, the Nueva crónica, the Detective Novel and the New Historical Novel
v) Cinema, Performing Arts and Sports


Recommended Books For Spanish Language

  • Cambridge IGCSE® Spanish as a Foreign Language Coursebook with Audio CD (Cambridge International IGCSE)
  • Barron’s Complete Spanish Grammar Review
  • Easy Learning Spanish Grammar & Practice
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