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A Companion to the Hispanic Studies Preliminary Exams Reading List

This guide provides students with auxiliary bibliography to prepare for their doctoral qualification exams. The Primary Texts Reading List can be accessed here:

General Bibliography

For general guidance, please refer to the introductions of the recommended editions on your reading list, the Critical Guides to Spanish Texts collection, and the following:


Historia de la literatura española. Ed. José Carlos Mainer and Gonzalo Pontón. Crítica, 2010-2013.

Las épocas de la literatura española. Felipe Martínez Pedraza and Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres. Ariel, 2012.

Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Jo Labanyi. Oxford UP,  2010.

The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature. Ed. David T. Gies. Cambridge UP, 2004.

The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel from 1600 to the Present. Ed. Harriet Turner and Adelaida López. Cambridge UP, 2003.

Historia y crítica de la literatura española. Ed. Francisco Rico. Crítica, 1980-2000.



Medieval Literature

Early Modern

The 18th and 19th Centuries

The 20th Century