Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
Love and loss have been the inspiration, in one way or another, behind most works in world literature. This module aims to provide a sound understanding of important literary works from Spain and Spanish America that explore these complex emotions. The syllabus involves a selection of canonical or critically acclaimed Spanish texts representing different genres, gender authorial perspectives, visions of sexuality, and historical moments, as in the following potential instances: the Romantic play, Don Juan Tenorio (1844); the Realist novel, La Regenta (1885); the Modernista poetry collection, Los cßlices vacÝos (1913); and the contemporary fiction, Beatriz y los cuerpos celestes (1998). Aspects to be explored are likely to include some or all of the following: loyalty and deception; fulfillment and disappointment; passion and affection; jealousy and revenge. In sum, the whole gamut of emotion in connection with a theme which, more than any other, expresses our humanity.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SP2002 or pass SP2004
Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 16
Guided independent study hours: 134
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Coursework - 100%
Module coordinator: Dr P J Lennon