Undergraduate Course: The Pursuit of Reality: Modern Spanish Fiction (ELCH10013)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This option will study works by post Spanish Civil War writers. The novels chosen are written in radically different styles, ranging from social realism and naturalism to post-modernity or extreme experimentalism, and treat an array of themes ¿ the conflict between the individual and society, the struggle against social norms and sexual morality, the deployment of fiction as a means of shaping both personal and national identity, and the alienating effects of modern society. Via these novels a variety of issues will be considered, such as the changing role of the novel over the twentieth century, the way novelists create an individual "voice" in dialogue with their predecessors, the function of the reader in the interpretative process, and the socio-political environment and sexual politics of reading and writing fiction.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Spanish Hons required.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, 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)
||Formative Presentation 0%
1,250-word Essay 40%
1,250-word Time Limited Take-Home Essay 60%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the post-Civil War Spanish novel and associated literary techniques.
- Provide an accurate account of the development of the Spanish novel in the context of Spanish history, from realism to postmodernism.
- Reflect critically on the evolution of the Spanish novel based on textual evidence.
- Extract and synthesise key information about the Spanish novel from written and spoken sources.
|El Jarama: Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio |
Tiempo de Silencio: Luis Martín Santos
Últimas tardes con Teresa: Juan Marsé
El mismo mar de todos los veranos: Esther Tusquets
La verdad sobre el caso Savolta: Eduardo Mendoza
Los santos inocentes: Miguel Delibes
Soldados de Salamina: Javier Cercas
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Critical thinking, communication skills, cultural understanding
|Keywords||DELC Pursuit of Reality
|Course organiser||Dr Jose Saval
Tel: (0131 6)50 3677
|Course secretary||Miss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026