SPA2025 : Representations of Revolution, Dictatorship and Democracy in Spain and Latin America
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Patricia Oliart
- Lecturer: Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aim of the degrees offered in the SML, the main aim is to contribute to students’ broad-based knowledge of aspects of the history, politics, society and culture in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
The aim of this module is to analyse artefacts of Iberian and Latin American cultural production, linked to specific historical contexts, and in the light of contemporary critical literature on cultural production, power and society. This module addresses the importance of cultural production in specific historical circumstances, from the 20th century to the present day, exploring how agents producing cultural representations (from music composers, writers, poets, film makers, to the media and state institutions) use cultural artefacts to impact on people’s relationships with power and society. The module is taught in Spanish and assessed in Spanish and English. An oral presentation in Spanish counts for 25% of the overall mark. An essay in English represents 75% of the final mark. Analysis of the material, lectures and class interactions during students’ presentations in Spanish provide useful preparation for the Year Abroad at Stage 3. Through a variety of study skills tasks, this module prepares students for more specialist study in Iberian and Latin American cultural and/or historical studies at Stage 4.
Outline Of Syllabus
- Cultural representations, authorship and politics.
- Popular music, poetry and politics in Spain and Latin America 1936 - 2013
- Cases: Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua, Chile.
- Representation in times of political transition. 1960 - 2000
- Literature, film and comics. Cases: Perú, Cuba and Spain.
- Official discourses and uses of the media. Representations of Democracy and Revolution in Bolivia
- NB Change in order of outline syllabus due to staffing changes and minor changes to rationale sections on advice of Quality Officer.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||104:00||104:00||Reading for seminars and research for essay.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||14||1:00||14:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Group presentation.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||Oral exam and essay writing.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
All knowledge outcomes are addressed by the mix of lectures, groups’ presentations, seminar delivery and guided research for the essay. This module is taught in SPANISH and assessed in SPANISH and ENGLISH. The oral exam allows for research on one particular topic, and to develop work on expression in the target language. The essay demands a wider scope of sources and issues to be discussed and a deeper discussion of historical circumstances and cultural studies theory.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Examination||15||1||A||25||In Spanish|
|Essay||2||A||75||2750 word essay|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Group work.|
|Aural Examination||2||M||Group work|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Oral presentations (formative assessment) respond to set questions to promote reading and discussion of essential reading for seminar sessions. They also help students prepare for oral exam in semester 1 (25% final mark) . The contents of oral exams reflect the result of research in one particular topic dealt with in semester 1. The essay in semester 2 (75%) involves a wider exploration of more than one case discussed in class, together with some concepts and interpretive approaches. them separately.