Postgraduate Course: Latin American Women's Writing (ELCH11010)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to give the student knowledge at a level appropriate to the course (whether undergraduate or postgraduate) of a representative sample of women¿s writing from Latin America, based mainly around the novel but also incorporating a variety of other material such as cultural essays, poetry and short stories. In limiting the course material by gender, the focus will be on giving the student insight into, and understanding of, key cultural and theoretical issues regarding the woman writer in particular, such as ghettoization and l¿écriture feminine through styles ranging from lyrical and erotic to black humour and biting social criticism. The course also aims to develop the student¿s skills in reading, analysing and interpreting literary texts written in Spanish, as well as encouraging the student to go on and explore for her/himself the enormous wealth and diversity of Latin American literature.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Commentary of 1500 words (40%)
Coursework essay of 2500 words (60%)
|No Exam Information
| Students should:
a) gain the necessary skills to discuss issues relating specifically to women¿s writing in a sophisticated and informed manner.
b) be able to contrast different ways in which Latin American women writers have addressed questions of gender and writing.
c) be able to offer from their readings of the prescribed texts observations about the cultural baggage of terms such as ¿feminismo¿, ¿femenino¿, ¿escritora¿, ¿poetisa¿ etc. in the diverse Latin American context.
d) be able to present all of the above in written and oral form, with reference to a broad range of secondary sources.
These aims and objectives complement those of existing courses by covering a range of writers not hitherto offered as part of other Latin American options.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Fiona Mackintosh
Tel: (0131 6)50 8303
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618