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SP3145 Post-1975 Writing in Spain 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Spanish once compulsory modules have been taken.

UG Pre-requisite(s):Pass at Grade 11 or better in SP2002 or SP2004
UG Co-requisite(s):Compulsory modules for Single and Major Spanish programmes

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr J Letrán
Module teaching staff:Dr J Letrán