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SP4014   Spanish Avant-garde(s)

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm Tue

This module will examine the concepts of 'modernity', 'modernism' and the 'avant-garde' in the context of Spanish culture in the 1920s and 1930s; it will contextualise José Ortega y Gasset's reflections on 'new art' or 'dehumanised art'; it will take stock of Ortega's theory of the novel; it will explore the critique of Western values and the celebration of desire in the work of surrealist poets; it will analyse representations of the life (vitalism)/ reason (rationalism) dichotomy in the work of fiction writers; and it will look at the use of the 'mythical method' by those very same writers.

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%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof J Larios
Module teaching staff: Prof J Larios