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SP4016 Contemporary Galician Women Writers

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Spanish once compulsory modules have been taken.

UG Pre-requisite(s):Permission of the Spanish Honours Adviser
UG 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.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


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