Undergraduate Course: Reading Latin American Poetry (Ordinary) (ELCH09005)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to give the student knowledge of a representative sample of poetry from Latin America. Its primary focus will be on developing the student's analytical and interpretive skills through close reading, but ample reference will also be made to the socio-cultural context and to wider literary movements to broaden the students? knowledge of the field of Latin American literature. The students will learn to express themselves in a coherent manner in both verbal and written form, and will gain an appreciation of the value of poetry and of the problems peculiar to reading, interpreting and indeed defining poetry as opposed to other literary genres.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Ordinary students and visiting students only
|Additional Costs|| Primary course texts, approx. £60
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This course is taught in Spanish. 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
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop analytical and interpretive skills through close reading of a range of poetry from Latin America.
- Understand the socio-cultural context and wider literary movements associated with Latin American poetry.
- Reflect critically and make judgements in light of evidence and argument.
- Extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources.
|Since the focus will be on a detailed, close reading approach, the number of poems covered in any one seminar will be limited, but for the exam, the students will be required to have read the full text in each case.|
Rubén Darío ¿ Cantos de vida y de esperanza (Debolsillo, 2004)
Alfonsina Storni ¿ Selección poética de Alfonsina Storni (Diana, 1999)
Pablo Neruda ¿ Canto General (Debolsillo, 2004)
Octavio Paz ¿ Libertad bajo palabra: Poesía 1935-57 (Cátedra, 1990)
Gioconda Belli ¿ El ojo de la mujer (Visor, 2001)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Latin America,Spanish America,Poetry,Literature
|Course organiser||Dr Fiona Mackintosh
Tel: (0131 6)50 8303
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635