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Module

SPA4005 : Cultura Popular en Latinoamérica y España

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aim of the degrees offered in the SML, to contribute to students’ broad-based knowledge of aspects of the history, politics, society and culture of a variety of Hispanic countries, focusing on popular culture and in the region.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module problematizes popular culture manifestations in Latin America and Spain. Drawing primarily on cultural history and cultural studies, the module will examine a variety of countries from the Hispanic world (Spain, Cuba and Peru) in which the different variations and uses of popular culture manifestations informs about the problematic assumptions surrounding what is commonly considered popular culture. Students will be able, through different case studies contextualized in four different countries, to engage in critical discussions about related areas of study such as, popular culture and mass culture, popular culture and propaganda, representations of gender roles through popular culture, censorship, popular culture and the 2008 economic crisis. Using novels, comics, videos and posters as main forms of cultural production, the students will not only gain deeper knowledge of the 3 countries studied but also a thorough understanding of concepts like the collective and the individual, gender and class. The module is taught entirely in Spanish.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable