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SP3157   Autobiographical Writing in Twentieth-Century Spain

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

In this module the exploration of autobiographical writing in contemporary Spain has multiple objectives. It will provide an introduction to the problems and characteristics of autobiographical writing as an important literary genre. These theoretical tools will be applied to a problematic and ambiguous example (Lazarillo de Tormes) as well as to the works of major writers who have had an impact on their society (Rafael Alberti, Carmen Martin Gaite, Terenci Moix). It will also consider the texts as interventions in the cultural and historical context as well as identity debates in contemporary Spain. In this context, exile, popular culture, collective identity and the relations of genre and gender will be studied in relation to autobiographical writing.

Relationship to other modules

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

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%