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SP3160   Facing the New: Spanish Literature and Society (1888 - 1918)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm Fri

This module will explore changes and tensions in Spanish culture, society, literature and art from the evolution of literary realism and naturalism to the beginning of the historical avant-gardes and the First World War. Through varied materials (poems, short stories, novels, plays, paintings, etc.) students will discuss the transformations of the role of the artist and the intellectual, the modernist 'tradition of the new' and the aesthetical currents of the era. The module will focus on specific literary examples (the novels by Miguel de Unamuno and Jose Martinez Ruis 'Azorin') as well as the cultural and artistic life of the times through the analysis of literary magazines.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1.5-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 132

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R Fernández Romero