Undergraduate Course: Nineteenth-Century Spanish American Literature (ELCH10052)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This option will examine Spanish American poetry and prose written between independence from Spain and 1900.
This option will examine Spanish American poetry and prose written between independence from Spain and 1900. Texts will be studied in their historical context and the selection comprises epic poetry, national romances, short stories and essays. Topics will include the wars of independence, the recovery of the pre-Columbian past, Romanticism, nation building, gender, ethnicity, and race.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Spanish Hons required.
|Additional Costs|| Purchase of primary texts studied.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
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% exam (two questions to be answered in two hours)
||Formative: Oral presentation in class. Oral feedback.
Summative: 1500 word essay. Written feedback.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand how wars of independence, the recovery of the pre-Columbian past, Romanticism, nation building, gender, ethnicity, and race have shaped Spanish American literature from independence to 1900.
- Demonstrate analytical engagement with key concepts, themes, and stylistic features in nineteenth-century Spanish American literature
- Demonstrate awareness of the social, cultural and historical conditions in nineteenth-century Spanish American countries
- Undertake detailed textual analysis, articulate coherent arguments and show a high level of expression in written and oral work
|Andrés Bello (Venezuela), Silvas americanas (Biblioteca Nueva)|
Selected poetry by José Joaquín Olmedo (Ecuador) and José María Heredia (Cuba)
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Cuba), Sab (Manchester University Press)
Miguel Riofrío (Ecuador), La emancipada (Stockcero)
Cirilo Villaverde (Cuba), Cecilia Valdés (Linkgua)
Clorinda Matto de Turner (Peru), Aves sin nido (Stockcero)
Ricardo Palma (Peru), Tradiciones peruanas (Stockcero. *Please use this edition*)
José Enrique Rodó (Uruguay), Ariel (European Schoolbooks)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Iona MacIntyre
Tel: (0131 6)50 3641
|Course secretary||Miss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026