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Doctoral Programme in Advanced Hispanic Studies

3122  Advanced Hispanic Studies

  • History and Historiography of Spanish language. Advanced studies of the various constituent periods in the history of the Spanish language in the graphemic and grammar aspects, with special emphasis on the field of phraseological Spanish Diachrony, field that bring everything else together and allows to provide a training in History of the Spanish language.
  • Varieties and uses of Spanish. Advanced studies of linguistic variation of the Spanish language in Spain and/or Latin (diatopic , diastratic and diaphasic varieties), studies of Spanish in contact with other languages. Study of the historical formation of the Spanish language in contact with other languages and peninsular arrangements through their mutual periodization.
  • English for specific purposes. Advanced linguistic studies and their application to specific purposes (Applied Linguistics): Spanish as a first language, Spanish as foreign language, Spanish law, the Spanish language in the media, language consultancy studies, etc.
  • Pragmatics and spoken Spanish. Advanced theoretical studies of spoken language, study and analysis of the colloquial conversation in Spanish, oral speech and courtesy in Spanish, applied pragmatics.
  • Semantics, lexicography and lexicology of the Spanish language. Advanced studies of Spanish lexicon and structure, as well as the lexicographical bibliographic production, existing methodologies and lexical aspects of the current technique in the Hispanic world (Spain and Latin America).
  • Spanish Grammar. Descriptive and interpretive studies of various aspects of Spanish grammar today and metalinguistic reflection, with special attention to grammar and regulatory changes, problematic phenomena, linguistic hesitations, as well as new developments in linguistic methodology.
  • Phonetics and phonology of Spanish. Advanced studies of the Spanish phonetic and phonological units, evolution, variation, as well as the review of current testing methods.
Literature and Theatre
  • Medieval Literature. Advanced studies of works and medieval authors, as well as of thinking, speech and artistic and cultural trends that have consolidated the medieval literary practice.
  • Spanish Golden Age Literature. Advanced studies of works and authors, as well as of thinking, speech and artistic and cultural trends that have consolidated the Spanish Golden Age literary practice.
  • Modern and contemporary literature. Advanced studies of modern and contemporary works of canonical authors and development of literary modernity, cultural contexts and discourses involved in its configuration and its transformations.
  • Latin American Literature: Advanced Studies of Authors and Latin American works. as well as critical thinking and historiographical essay, concerning the setting of national and continental identity, social processes, of other cultural productions, etc.
  • Theatre: history, theory and arts practices. Study of dramatic texts from the characterization of authors and periods, their function and generic traits that characterize them in their historical and social context. Analysis of techniques for dramatic writing, and the use of resources and techniques applied to other fields such as television and film scripts.
  • Literature and Theatre: comparative studies. Advanced studies of the relationship between literary and theatrical production through time.
  • Gender, literature and women writing: advanced study of the relationship between writing, subjectivity and strategies of representation of identity in the literature produced by women, as part of the review of the concept of gender in its implications with literary theory and cultural criticism, and political struggle led by this collective.
  • Literature and theatre today. Analysis of current dramatic texts and documentation concerning the work in form and content. Developing designs of dramaturgic projects for representation.
  • Editing literary and theatrical texts and new technologies. Advanced studies on aspects of editing texts (critical edition, genetic edition), its history, methods of textual criticism for editing text in different formats. Knowledge and use of archives, libraries, databases and information systems of Spanish bibliographic heritage