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SP4016   Contemporary Galician Women Writers

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides students with a sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary narrative by Galician women writers. The module equips students with the necessary theoretical frameworks on feminism and women's writing to explore themes such as displacement, memory, creativity and identity. A range of novels by writers with diverse views on issues relating to gender, politics and language will be analysed in order to explore the many competing discourses in contemporary Galician culture, including nationalism, centralism and cosmopolitanism. The particular focus on Spanish-language work by writers from Galicia allows for access to Galician culture through the medium of Spanish. By the end of the module, students will have developed a broad understanding of the social, cultural, geographical and political factors which inform contemporary writing by Galician women.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the spanish honours adviser

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 coordinator: Dr C S Barbour
Module teaching staff: Dr C Barbour