Module Identifier SP21320  
Module Title CONTEMPORARY SPAIN (1975 - DATE)  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Rob Stone  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 essays of 1500 - 2000 words each   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

Brief description

This module examines the work of a group of authors who came to prominence in the period following Spain's transition to democracy. Each of the writers is representative of a particular region and their writing explores the most dominant socio-political themes in contemporary Spain, including concepts of national, regional and individual identity, changing gender roles, feminism, ETA, the Basques and the role of Spain in Europe and the world. The prescribed texts will be supplemented by extracts from other examples of the authors' writing.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students will be capable of:

- contextual analysis of spanish literature post 1975.
- the expression of a knowledge of a range of the most notable Spanish authors (and their key works) to have emerged since Spain's transition to democracy.
- an appreciation of the nature of pluralist Spain, specifically as this concept relates to regional and sexual idendity in contemporary Spanish society.
- an understanding and expression of a range of literary theory, most specifically structuralism.
- structuring and writing essays of literary appreciation that are based on critical analysis and research.