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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate Course: 20th Century Latin American Women's Writing (Ordinary) (ELCH09004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to give the student knowledge of a representative sample of twentieth-century women's writing from Latin America, based mainly around the novel but also incorporating some 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, such as ghettoisation and l'ecriture feminine.
Course description The course covers texts from Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Nicaragua.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Ordinary and visiting students only.
Additional Costs Primary course texts, approx. 40 pounds
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesIn 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 171 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%:
40% 1,000-word commentary
60% 1,500-word essay
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the chosen specialism(s)
  2. Recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject
  3. Show an understanding of and apply competently relevant concepts and theories.
  4. Construct coherent arguments which demonstrate an awareness of the problems posed by the texts/issues studied.
  5. Demonstrate a high level of expression in both written and oral presentations and to offer alternative perspectives and show an awareness of contrasting viewpoints.
Reading List
Primary texts:

The texts will be studied in the order listed below.

Leopoldo Lugones, ¿El problema feminista¿ (1919) [pdf in Learn]

Dossier of poems chosen from: Adela Zamudio (Bolivia) ¿Nacer hombre¿; Consuelo Hernández (Colombian American) ¿La inmigrante¿ from Poemas migrantes; Victoria Santa Cruz (Peru) ¿Me gritaron negra¿; Ida Vitale (Uruguay) ¿La palabra¿; Gabriela Mistral (Chile) ¿La otra¿ from Tala; Lagar; Raquel Rivas Rojas (Venezuela) ¿Abandonos¿ [poems supplied in Learn]

Alfonsina Storni (Argentina) ¿ Selection from Intervenciones; Bocetos femeninos from Alfonsina Storni, Obras (Buenos Aires: Losada, 2002) Volume/Tomo II, pp. 789-1007 [scanned in Learn]

Rosario Castellanos (Mexico), ¿Lección de cocina¿ from Short fiction by Spanish-American women, ed. Evelyn Fishburn (Manchester University Press, 1998)

Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua) ¿ La mujer habitada (Emecé/Seix Barral, 2006)
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