Spanish and Latin American Studies Content Modules 2017/18 Level 4 Modules: Full Module Title: Introducción al mundo hispánico Module Code



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Spanish and Latin American Studies Content Modules 2017/18

Level 4 Modules:

Full Module Title:

Introducción al mundo hispánico

Module Code:

ARIB136S4

Credits/Level:

30 credits / Level 4



Convenor:

Dr Carmen Fracchia



Lecturer(s):

Dr Emily Baker (Term 1) / Dr Carmen Fracchia (Term 2)



Entrance Requirements:

Language pre-requisite: A-Level Spanish or equivalent



Day/Time:

Mondays 6.00-7.30pm (Terms 1 and 2)



Module Description:
Taught in Spanish, this module provides you with the opportunity to engage with the target language through a range of key literary and visual texts. It introduces you to different aspects of the Hispanic world by focussing on the relationship between literature, art and society (as well as history and politics). 
On completion of the course, you should be able to engage critically with key aspects of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in both the early modern and modern periods of its diverse history.
In the first part of this course you will have an introduction to Latin America’s famous ‘Boom’ generation through one of its key novels, Carlos Fuentes’ La muerte de Artemio Cruz. We shall examine the novel in detail, a few chapters at a time, as well as discovering key trends in literary and cultural criticism through a number of secondary texts. In the second part, you will have an introduction to the Spanish and Mexican visual form of the early modern period through key paintings: Las Meninas (1656) by Diego Velázquez, The Breamore Casta Paintings (c. 1715) by Juan Rodríguez Juárez and La familia de Carlos IV (1800) by Francisco de Goya. We will look at the ways in which paintings either contribute or subvert the formation of the Spanish Empire from the late fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. The emphasis will be on the relationship between politics, religion, 'race' and the visual form.
Syllabus:
TERM 1- with Emily Baker
Week 1: Latin American Literature and ‘The Boom’

Week 2: Carlos Fuentes and ‘la internacionalización de la novela hispanoamericana’

Week 3: La muerte de Artemio Cruz capítulos 1 & 2 (Hussar article)

Week 4: La muerte de… capítulo 3

Week 5: La muerte de… capítulo 4 (Ortega article)

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7: La muerte de… capítulos 5, 6, & 7

Week 8: La muerte de… capítulo 8 (Potvin article)

Week 9: La muerte de… capítulos 9 & 10

Week 10: La muerte de… capítulo 11 (Zunilda Farias article)

Week 11: La muerte de… capítulo 12 & Revision
TERM 2- with Carmen Fracchia

Week 1: Las Meninas: La formación del imperio español y la cultura visual (Maravall, capítulo)

Week 2: Las Meninas: La formacióndel imperio español y la cultura visual (Morán Turina y Portús, capítulo)

Week 3: Las Meninas: imperio, esclavitud y cultura visual (Fracchia, artículo)

Week 4: Las Meninas: imperio, esclavitud y cultura visual (Fracchia, artículo)

Week 5: The Breamore Casta Paintings: imperio, esclavitud e identidad colonial en Nueva España (México) (Fracchia, capítulo)

Week 6: READING WEEK

Week 7: The Breamore Casta Paintings: imperio, esclavitud e identidad colonial en Nueva España (México) (Katzew, libro)

Week 8: La familia de Carlos IV y Las Meninas: imperio español, la Ilustración y la cultura visual (Morán Turina y Portús, capítulo)

Week 9: La familia de Carlos IV: imperio español, la Ilustración y la cultura visual (Morán Turina y Portús, capítulo)

Week 10: Los Caprichos de Goya: imperio español, la Ilustración y cultura visual (Tomlinson, libro)

Week 11 Los desastres de la guerra de Goya: imperio español, la Ilustración y cultura visual (Tomlinson, libro)
Assessment:

Presentation and Log (1000 words) 20%

Theme specific annotated bibliography (1200 words) 40%

Critical review of one of the works studied (2000 words) 40%



Essential Texts:
TERM 1

Please can everyone get hold of a copy of:

Carlos Fuentes, La muerte de Artemio Cruz (There are multiple editions available including an Alfaguara Kindle version. Please make sure whichever you choose is in Spanish.)
TERM 2

Texts and images will be provided on Moodle:

Fracchia, Carmen, ‘(Lack of) Visual Representation of Black Slaves in Spanish Golden Age Painting’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 10 (2004), pp. 23-34.
Fracchia, Carmen, ‘Depicting the Iberian African in New Spain’, in Jean Andrews and Alex Coroleu (eds.), Mexico 1680: Intellectual and Cultural Life at the Apogee of the Barroco de Indias (2007), pp. 49-68.
Katzew, Ilona, Casta painting: images of race in eighteenth-century Mexico (2004).
Maravall, José Antonio, Velázquez y el espíritu de la modernidad 1987).
Morán Turina, Miguel y Javier Portús, El arte de mirar: la pintura y su público en la España de Velázquez (1997).
Tomlinson, Janis A., Goya en el crepúsculo del Siglo de las Luces (1993).

Full Module Title:

Studying the Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and Native American Worlds

Module Code:

LNLN016S4



Credits/Level

30 / Level 4



Convenor:

Dr Luis Trindade (Term 1); Dr Mari Paz Balibrea (Term 2)



Lecturer(s):

Dr Luis Trindade, Dr Patricia Sequeira Brás, Dr Mari Paz Balibrea



Entrance Requirements:

None. This module will be taught in English.



Day/Time:

Mondays, 7.40-9.00 pm (Terms 1 and 2)



Module Description:

This module will equip you with key study skills to enable you to perform independent critical and scholarly work in your subsequent years of study. Areas of skills addressed include class preparation and note taking, using the library and other subject-specific resources, as well as building up academic writing skills through a variety of assessments such as the individual log, annotated bibliography and critical review. These skills are implemented through the study of a range of key cultural concepts and artefacts, which this year will focus on Spain in the contemporary period and on Portuguese Modernism, Portuguese cinema novo, and the visual arts in nineteenth-century Brazil.


Syllabus:

Term 1

Topic

Lecturer

02.10.17

Introduction to the course and term 1 

LT

09.10.17

Skills: note taking, class preparation

Topic: Introduction. Fernando Pessoa’s Heteronyms and Modernism

Readings: Pessoa, Fernando. “Three Letters to Adolfo Casais Monteiro” and “The Master and His Disciples”, The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa 


LT

16.10.17

Skills: avoiding plagiarism

Topic: The Heteronyms: Alberto Caeiro

Readings: “Fernando Pessoa and the Theatre of His Self”, by Richard Zenith; “Fernando Pessoa and the Modernist Generation”, by Mariana Gray de Castro 


LT

23.10.17

Skills: how to write a log

Topic: The Heteronyms: Ricardo Reis and Álvaro de Campos

Readings: “Fernando Pessoa: not one but multiple isms”, by Jerónimo Pizarro; “Pessoa’s Unmodernity: Ricardo Reis”, by Helena Carvalhão Buescu 


LT

30.10.17

 Topic: Bernardo Soares and Pessoa himself

Readings: “Masked Rhetoric: Contextuality in Fernando Pessoa’s poems”, by Anne J. Cruz; “In the Hall of Mirrors”, by Paul Muldoon 



LT

06.11.17

Reading week

 

13.11.17

Skills: Library visit 7.40-9.00

PB

20.11.17

Film and criticism

Belarmino (1964, Fernando Lopes):

historical and political context (New State regime)



PB

27.11.17

Developing analytical skills of filmic medium

Film and criticism

Belarmino (1964) + critical text: Portuguese cinema novo and other new wave cinemas: differences and similarities

PB

04.12.17

Group work: preparing for your oral presentations

Film and criticism

Belarmino (1964) + critical text: the flâneur in Lisbon

PB

11.12.17

Film and criticism

Belarmino (1964): short presentations on specific topics introduced in class.

PB

Term 2

Mapping Modern Spain’




08.01.18

Regarding the nation as a cultural object: 1.Theory

Benedict Anderson. “Introduction”in Imagined Communities.



MPB

15.01.18

Regarding the nation as a cultural object: 2.The Spanish case (Part 1)

Pérez Galdós, Benito. Trafalgar (1873)



Skills: how to write an annotated bibliography + reminder of plagiarism issues

MPB

22.01.18

Regarding the nation as a cultural object: 2.The Spanish case (Part 2)

Pérez Galdós, Benito. Trafalgar (1873)



MPB


29.01.18

Modernity and its cultural discontents: 1- Not modern enough

Blanco White, José María. “Letter III” from Letters from Spain (1822).



MPB

05.02.18

Skills revision and group work: annotated bibliographies

MPB

12.02.18

Reading week




19.02.18

Modernity and its cultural discontents: 2.The ghost of Empire

Blanco White, José María. “Writings from El Español” (1810-1814)



Skills: How to write a review + reminder of plagiarism issue

MPB

26.02.18

Modernity and its cultural discontents: 3.Who is the national subject? (Part 1)

Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis. Sab (1841)



MPB

05.03.18

Modernity and its cultural discontents: 3.Who is the national subject? (Part 2)

Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis. Sab (1841)



Analytical skills: developing close reading skills

MPB

12.03.18

Modernity and its cultural discontents: 3.Who is the national subject? (Part 3)

Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis. Sab (1841)



MPB

19.03.18

Final revision

Skills: towards writing a review

MPB

Assessment Table:


Assignment

Description

Weighting

Presentation and Individual Log

1000 words

20%

Critical review of one of the works studied

2000 words

40%

Theme specific annotated bibliography

1200 words

40%


Essential and recommended texts:

TERM 1:
Primary materials
Pessoa, F., A Little Larger than the Entire Universe: Selected poems, trans. R. Zenith (Penguin, 2006)

Belarmino (1964, Fernando Lopes)

Artwork by Jean-Baptiste Debret, Augustus Earle and Artur Timóteo da Costa


Secondary sources
Pessoa, Fernando. “Three Letters to Adolfo Casais Monteiro” and

“The Master and His Disciples”, The Selected Prose of Fernando Pessoa 


“Fernando Pessoa and the Theatre of His Self”, by Richard Zenith;
“Fernando Pessoa and the Modernist Generation”, by Mariana Gray de Castro 
“Fernando Pessoa: not one but multiple isms”, by Jerónimo Pizarro;
“Pessoa’s Unmodernity: Ricardo Reis”, by Helena Carvalhão Buescu 
“Masked Rhetoric: Contextuality in Fernando Pessoa’s poems”, by Anne J. Cruz; “In the Hall of Mirrors”, by Paul Muldoon 
"‘Finally, we have our own nouvelle vague.’ António da Cunha Telles Productions and the Cinema Novo Português (1963-1967)," eSharp, Special Issue: New Waves and New Cinemas, 2009, pp. 4-21, by Anthony De Melo
"'If Life Permits Me' Resentations of Lisbon in Fernando Lopes's Belarmino", Shades of Grey 1960s Lisbon in Novel, Film and Photobook, Maney Publishing: London, 2011, p.113-161, Paul Melo e Castro
TERM 2:
THESE TEXTS ARE MANDATORY READING:

Anderson,Benedict. Imagined Communities.Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London:Verso, 1983, pp. 1-46.

 

Blanco White, José María. “Letter III” from Letters from Spain (1822). Available on-line:http://archive.org/details/lettersfromspain00whitiala



 

Gómez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis. Sab and Autobiography. University of Texas Press, 1993 (or any edition available). This edition contains two books by Gómez de Avellaneda. You are only required to read Sab.

 

Pérez Galdós, Benito. Trafalgar. A Tale. W.S. Gottsberger, 1884 [original Spanish from 1873]. Free access on line: https://archive.org/details/trafalgaratale00galdgoog



 

Not essential but recommended for Term 2:

 

Raymond Carr (ed.), Spain: A History (Oxford University Press, 2000) [Recommended as historical background reading]



Level 5 Modules:

Full Module Title:

Latin American Film

Module Code:

TBC

Credits/Level

30 / Level 5

Convenor:

Prof John Kraniauskas

Lecturer(s):

Prof John Kraniauskas

Entrance Requirements:

This module will be taught in English. There is no language requirement other than English.

Day/Time:

Wednesdays 7.30 – 9.00 pm (Terms 1 and 2)

Module Description:


In this course you will be introduced to a variety of Latin American cinemas from approximately the 1940s to the present. Attention will be paid to different traditions of film-making as well as to the changing contexts in which films are produced in Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil – including the ways in which Latin America has been represented by certain ‘maverick’ Hollywood ‘auteurs’ such as Orson Welles and Sam Peckinpah. You will look at such film movements and traditions as the Mexican ‘Golden Age’ of film (Emilio ‘el Indio’ Fernandez), Argentine ‘art’ cinema (Leopoldo Torres Nilsson), ‘third’ and ‘imperfect’ cinemas (Glauber Rocha of Brazil; Tomás Guitérrez Alea of Cuba; Jorge Sanjinés of Bolivia) and more contemporary works of ‘world cinema’ such as Amores perros (Mexico) and City of God (Brazil). In addition, you will also be introduced to the language of film criticism.

Syllabus:


Please note: the films mentioned below are indicative

TERM 1

1. Introduction



A. Beginnings

2. Mexican post-Revolutionary Cinema

3. Luis Bunuel in Mexico

4. ‘Art’ cinema – Leopoldo Torre Nilsson (Argentina)

5. The political turn: Fernando Birri (Argentina)

6. READING WEEK



B. ‘Third Cinema’

7. The ‘Aesthetics of Hunger’: Glauber Rocha (Brazil)

8. Representing Work: M. Rodriguez and J. Silva’s Chircales (Colombia)

9. Representing Crime: The Jackal of Nahueltoro (Chile)

10. Representing Revolution 1: Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba)

11. Representing Revolution 2: The Hour of the Furnaces (Argentina)



TERM 2

1-2. the films of Jorge Sanjines (Bolivia)



C. Approaching Latin America

3. Orson Welles: Touch of Evil (USA)

4. Sam Peckinpah: Bring me the Head of Alfredo García (USA)

5. Luis Villaronga: Aro Tolbulkin: en la mente de un asesino (Mexico-Spain)

6 READING WEEK

D. THE NEW WAVE

7. City of God (Brazil)

8. Amores perros (Mexico)

9. The Swamp (Argentina)

10. Miss Bala (Mexico)

11. REVISION



Assessment:


Term 1: Commentary (1500 words)

Critical Review (1500 words)

Term 2: Essay (2500 words)



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