|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous Assessment: Essay 2000-2500 words||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written exam. 2 essays in 2 hours||70%|
|Supplementary Exam||1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.||100%|
By the end of the module students will:
1) have an insight into major trends of Argentine history with particular references to the Anglo-Argentine Alliance and Peronism;
2) be able to relate key literary texts to their historical, social or cultural background;
3) be able to explian and evaluate literary texts with greater critical awareness
4) have had further developed skills in making
a) oral presentations
b) writing essays
Argentina is perhaps the most European of all Latin American countries as a result of mass immigration and Europeanising policies adopted in the second half of the nineteenth century. This module offers a brief introduction to Argentine society, followed by detailed study of two representative but contrasting texts. Hernandez's 'Martin Fierro' was a defence of the local gaucho against the consequence of change, while Borges reflects the cosmopolitanism of twentieth-century Argentina. It is an advantage, but not a prerequisite, to have taken module SP20510.
weeks 4-5 Jose Hernandez, 'Martin Fierro'
weeks 6-11 The Prose Fiction of Jorge Luis Borges
This module is at CQFW Level 6