The UGR to launch 3rd edition of MOOC on Federico García Lorca

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:00
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  • This free online course on the poet and playwright comprises 75 hours of study time and is worth 3 ECTS credits

The third edition of the University of Granada’s free and bilingual (Spanish-English) MOOC on the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, offered by AbiertaUGR, will commence on Wednesday 23 September.

The MOOC has been designed to provide all the rigour and depth one would expect from a university course, with all of modules developed and delivered by a team comprising lecturers from the Department of Spanish Literature at the UGR, together with renowned international experts on Lorca. The content covers his output as both poet and playwright, as well as the literary and cultural setting in which he produced his work.

The course is divided into six modules, sequenced chronologically to reflect the evolution of García Lorca’s oeuvre, and will be delivered over a six-week period. Week 1 will examine the “Young Federico García Lorca” between 1898 and 1921, focusing on the literary education he received. Week 2 will explore “The Years of Early Maturity”, examining the duality between tradition and the avant-garde during the 1920s. “The Poet’s Light is that of Contradiction” is the title of week 3, while week 4 is titled “TThe Possible and the Impossible” and focuses on the time that Lorca spent in New York and Havana. The final modules are titled “The Tragedy Begins” and “The Last Lorca”, and provide a space for reflection on the Lorquian tragedies, his return to Spain, and his Sonnets of Dark Love, against the backdrop of the poet’s final years of life in the 1930s.

Two cross-curricular modules, titled “International Lorquists” and “García Lorca and music in Granada” are also included in the course.

An experienced team of national and international scholars developed this course to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts surrounding Lorca’s world and the keys to achieving a proper reading of his work. Upon successful completion of the course, UGR students can also apply for recognition of 3 ECTS credits.

MOOC coordinator: Encarna Alonso Valero, Senior Lecturer (Profesor Titular de Universidad) at the Department of Spanish Literature

The course registration period opened on 4 September. To sign up to the course, please visit: