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SP4015   Action Heroes and Anti-heroes in Early-Modern Spain

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 9.30 am - 11.00 am Tue

This module will introduce prose, poetry, theatre, and songs that were written mostly for entertainment in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain. All works will center around a single protagonist who creates sympathy and enthusiasm in the audience by committing acts of bravery, daring, and cleverness. He or she thus becomes a hero (or heroine) or anti-hero (or anti-heroine) depending on the legality of the act, and the opinion of the audience. Works studied for this module feature superhero-like knights, real stories from soldiers of fortune, but also violent men and women on the wrong side of the law.

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%


Module teaching staff: Dr T Bergman