Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
SPM1230
Module Title
Literature and Cinema: Contemporary Adaptations of 19th-Century Spanish Novels
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Co-Requisite

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 X 3,500 WORD ESSAY  75%
Semester Assessment 2 ORAL PRESNTATIONS ON TOPICS OF STUDENTS CHOICE  25%
Supplementary Assessment ESSAY TO BE RESUBMITTED IF FAILED  75%
Supplementary Assessment PIECE OF WRITTEN WORK IN LIEU OF ORALS, IF FALIED  25%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

demonstrate a critical understanding of the key developmetns of Spanish literature since 1849;

demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporarey debates concerning these developments;

articulate their own stances on these debates;

demonstrate a critical understanding of the complex relationship between literature and its cinematic representation in contemporary Spain;

demonstrate that they have mastered advanced skills as critical readers of culture;

demonstrate that they have mastered sophisticated analytical skills (both immanent and transcendent);

use secondary literature critically;

express themselves clearly, coherently and in a logical fashion, both orally and in writing;

demonstrate that they have a solid foundation for further postgraduate work.

Brief description

This course will examine a range of literary texts and their representation in cinema in order to study in depth the realist and naturalist literary movements in Spanish society. Lectures will give an overview of important thematic represenatations from 1874 to 1900 in both literary and filmic form, and the seminars will give the students the opportunity to explore in details the responses to the social and political chanegs following the decline of imperialistic Spanish society. In this way, the students will gain from the immanent and transcendent ananlysis not only a detailed knowledge of the features used in the artistic representation but will also hone a critical analysis of the transformations which led to the division of Spain.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication participating in seminars and writing of essay will require student to express their ideas clearly, coherently and cogently
Improving own Learning and Performance independent preperation for essay and seminars; independent research for essay and seminars
Information Technology requried to access bibliographical information and to submit word processed essays
Personal Development and Career planning expected to show an ability to manage their own time effectively and to engage in independent lines of research in preparing their essays
Problem solving selection of reading material, answering questions posed by written assessment, seminar work
Research skills researching for essay and for seminars
Subject Specific Skills required to read most of the bibliography provided in Spanish in order to prepare for seminars and/or essays
Team work this will apply in the seminars

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7