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SP3148   The Argentine and Chilean Avant-Garde (1920s-1930s)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is designed to introduce students to the Argentine and Chilean avant-garde poetry of the interwar period through the work of three internationally acclaimed authors: Jorge Luis Borges (Fervor de Buenos Aires, 1923), Oliverio Girondo (Veinte poemas para ser leídos en el tranvía, 1922) and Vicente Huidobro (Altazor, 1931). Its aim is to examine the literary modernisms of Chile and Argentina, probing issues of cultural nationalism, 'Latin Americanness', aesthetic syncretism and urban space.

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 1 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%


Module coordinator: Dr E Kefala
Module teaching staff: Dr E Kefala