- This course will introduce students to a selection of representative literary works of the Hispanic world by analyzing and examining them in their literary, social, political and historical context.
- Students will enhance their analytical skills by applying various methodological approaches used in literary and cultural studies.
- Students will learn to distinguish and recognize different modes of writing, literary periods and currents (e.g. realism, magical realism, (post)modernism, feminism, etc.)
- Students will acquire basic research skills such as in-text referencing, creating bibliographies and managing sources by applying relevant search techniques and formats.
In order to achieve these goals, student attendance is compulsory.
This introductory course offers different tools to examine a series of representative narrative (written or filmic) works produced in contemporary Spain and Spanish America. It familiarizes students with different theoretical approaches in order to interpret literary texts or movies of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students achieve a basic understanding of literary theory, develop a critical vocabulary and enhance their skills as readers. They also learn to locate, interpret and evaluate primary and secondary sources,
|Open to all interested students; the course has no specific prerequisites.||Verplicht materiaal|
|Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, trans. Edith Grossman. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. [ISBN: 978-0-06093-434-7].|
|An., Lazarillo de Tormes and Francisco de Quevedo, The Swindler (El Buscón): Two Spanish Picaresque Novels, trans. Michael Alpert. London/New York: Penguin Books, 2003. [ISBN 978-0140449006].|Werkvormen
AlgemeenThis course provides a general overview of literary and narrative theory and its uses for students of Spanish Language and Culture.
The lectures offer a broad introduction to the most important text-oriented and context-oriented approaches to literature and to some key literary movements in contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American literature. The lectures also provide students basic tools to analyze different components of narrative (written and filmic) texts (e.g. plot, genre, character, point of view, narrative voice).
In the seminars, students increase their understanding of Hispanic culture by analyzing and interpreting a selection of representative narrative works from different perspectives.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents read the literary texts, articles, and other materials, and watch the relevant background film or documentary fragments mentioned in the reading list. Students must read and prepare the material thoroughly beforehand and be prepared to actively engage in the class discussion. Students are required to complete all assignments.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkStudents are expected to actively participate in group work. In the groups, students engage critically with the materials presented on the reading list and during the lectures. They are expected to develop a good insight into the materials, and to develop their own perception of these.
|Schriftelijk tentamen 1|
DeadlinesSee course manual.
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context |