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SP3145   Post-1975 Writing in Spain 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The aim of the module is the close study of a selection of literary texts (works of prose fiction and poetry, in the main) produced in the post-Franco period. These narratives distance themselves from the realist (and experimental) mode of writing that dominated much of the literature produced between 1939 and the 1970s. Instead, they construct subjective worlds that, nevertheless, tend towards a universality of experience and can be seen as part of a process of the gradual 'normalization', Europeanisation, and universalisation of Spanish cultural creations.The selection is likely to include five works written by authors born after the end of the Civil War, such as: A. Bautista, F. Benítez Reyes, J. Cercas, L.A. de Cuenca, L. García Montero, J Marmas, E. Mendoza, A. Muñoz Molina, A. Orejudo, A. Pérez-Reverte, S. Puértolas and A. Rosetti. In the case of poetry, a relevant anthology including some of these authors will be recommended.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SP2002 or pass SP2004

Co-requisite(s): Compulsory modules for single and major spanish programmes

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr J Letrán