Undergraduate Course: Literature and Society in Golden Age of Spain (Ordinary) (ELCH09012)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will provide an opportunity to study the literary culture of Spain in an age when it had become the foremost power in the world. It will focus on a selection of narrative and dramatic works by major authors of the period. These works will be evaluated as literary artefacts in their own right, and also as texts that reflect the dominant values of society as well as the conflicts it sought to resolve.
Through a close textual study of key texts of the Spanish Golden Age, this option aims to foster an understanding of the ways writers engaged with contemporary society and culture to produce the first modern novel, "Don Quixote", and a national theatre that explored key moral, religious and gender issues of the early modern period. It will examine: (i) why these texts are as they are; and (ii) how they reflect, engage with and/or critique the changing social, political and cultural landscape of early modern Spain.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||In order to be eligible to take 4th Year Options, Visiting Students should have the equivalent of at least two years of study at University level of the appropriate language(s) and culture(s).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||30% coursework (one 1,500-word essay) / 70% take home exam during Exam diet.
||Formative assessment consists of a detailed essay plan for the coursework essay. Summative assessment includes a coursework essay plus an end-of-course exam. Written feedback is provided on both the formative and summative coursework; verbal feedback for each weekly seminar presentation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the social and literary contexts of the works studied.
- Demonstrate and apply close knowledge of the works studied.
- Discuss and reason about how these arose from and engage with their cultural contexts.
- Recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject.
- Offer alternative perspectives and show awareness of contrasting viewpoints.
|Cervantes, Don Quijote (Parts I and II).|
Lope de Vega, El caballero de Olmedo
Calderón, La vida es sueño; El médico de su honra
Tirso de Molina, El vergonzoso en palacio; El condenado por desconfiado
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jeremy Robbins
Tel: (0131 6)50 3675
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635