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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Essential Texts:

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. Off Side. Melville House Publishing. 2012

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. The Angst-Ridden Executive. Melville House Publishing, 2012

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. Murder in the Central Committee. Melville House Publishing, 2012

Eduardo Mendoza. The Truth About the Savolta Case. HarperCollins, 1993. Out of print but can be found through Amazon

Eduardo Mendoza. The Mistery of the Enchanted Cript. Telegram Books, 2008


Other Option Modules with a Spanish / Latin American Studies component (2017/18)

The modules below should normally be considered if the modules above cannot be taken on account of timetable clashes.



Level 4 Module:


Full Module Title:

Understanding Culture: Languages and Texts


Module Code:

LNLN021S4

Credits/Level

30 credits / Level 4

Convenor:

Dr Martin Shipway

Lecturer(s):

Dr Emily Baker, Dr Mari Paz Balibrea, Dr Martin Shipway, Dr John Walker

Entrance Requirements:

No language requirement other than English

Day/Time:

Fridays, 6.00-7.20 (Terms 1 and 2)


Module Description:

This module will provide you with an introduction to what it means to study languages and cultures. We will explore the interdisciplinary and cross-cultural nature of language and cultural study by focusing on different kinds of text – literary, filmic, historical, visual – from a variety of different cultural contexts: French-, German-, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking. You will learn about the practical and theoretical tools you need to engage with these texts and the cultural contexts which produced them and to work with these tools in your own writing.




Syllabus:


Term One







06.10.17

Introduction to Studying Languages and Cultures

JW

13.10.17

Languages, Cultures and Literature

JW

20.10.17

Reading Kafka (Die Verwandlung / Metamorphosis)

Please read the story before class: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5200/5200-h/5200-h.htm



JW

27.10.17

Reading Kafka (Das Urteil /The Judgement)

Please read the story before class:

http://www.franzkafkastories.com/shortStories.php?story_id
=kafka_the_judgement


JW

03.11.17

Reading Kafka (Das Urteil /The Judgement)

JW

10.11.17

Reading Week




17.11.17

Languages, Cultures and Film

EB

24.11.17

Watching Alea and Tabío (Strawberry and Chocolate / Fresa y Chocolate)

Please watch this film in advance of the class: it is available on DVD.



EB

01.12.17

Watching Alea and Tabío (Strawberry and Chocolate / Fresa y Chocolate)

EB

08.12.17

Watching Almodóvar (Todo sobre mi madre / All about my mother)

Please watch this film in advance of the class: it is available on DVD



MPB

15.12.17

Watching Almodóvar (Todo sobre mi madre / All about my mother)

MPB

Term Two







12.01.18

Languages, Cultures and History

MS

19.01.18

Writing French defeat, occupation and resistance: Marc Bloch, Etrange défaite / Strange Defeat Please read as much as possible before the class, focusing on chapter 3 (available via Moodle)

MS

26,01.18

Remembering French defeat, occupation and resistance: Marcel Ophüls, Le chagrin et la pitié / The Sorrow and the Pity Please watch this film (or at least part 2) in advance of the class: it is available on DVD.

MS

02.02.18

France and Algeria: Julien Duvivier, Pépé Le Moko ; Gillo Pontecorvo, La Bataille d’Alger / The Battle of Algiers Please watch The Battle of Algiers in advance of the class: it is available on DVD.

MS

09.02.18

France and Algeria: Gillo Pontecorvo, La Bataille d’Alger / The Battle of Algiers

MS

16.02.18

Reading Week




23.02.18

Understanding Visual Cultures

tbc

02.03.18

Understanding Visual Cultures

tbc

09.03.18

Understanding Visual Cultures

tbc

16.03.18

Understanding Visual Cultures

tbc

23.03.18

Understanding Visual Cultures

tbc




Assessment:


  1. A 500 word assessment task to be submitted by Friday November 10 2017. This is worth 20% of the mark for the module.

  2. A 500 word assessment task to be submitted by Friday 12 January 2018. This is worth 20% of the mark for the module.

  3. A 1,500 word essay to be submitted on Friday 27 April 2018. This is worth 30% of the mark for the module.

  4. A 1,500 word essay to be submitted on Friday 25 May 2018. This is worth 30% of the mark for the module.


Essential Texts:

Franz Kafka, Die Verwandlung / Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka, Das Urteil / The Judgement

Alea and Tabío, Strawberry and Chocolate / Fresa y Chocolate

Pedro Almodóvar, Todo sobre mi madre / All About my Mother https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/index.php/prog/00104F91?bcast=72380164

Marc Bloch, Etrange défaite / Strange Defeat

Marcel Ophüls, Le chagrin et la pitié / The Sorrow and the Pity

Julien Duvivier, Pépé Le Moko 

Gillo Pontecorvo, La Bataille d’Alger / The Battle of Algiers

Rod Kedward, La Vie en bleu: France and the French since 1900 (Penguin, 2005).




Levels 5/6 Modules:


Full Module Title:

Gender and Feminism in Brazilian and Portuguese Visual Culture

Module Code:

TBC

Credits/Level:

30 credits/ Levels 5 & 6

Convenor:

Dr Patricia Sequeira Brás

Lecturer(s):

Dr Patricia Sequeira Brás

Entrance Requirements:

None. Taught in English.

Day/Time:

Thursdays 6-9pm (Term 3)

Module Description:


The module introduces key concepts of feminist theory through the analysis of female visual representations in Brazilian and Portuguese contemporary culture. These representations are studied within the historical, political and social context in which they are produced as well as contrasted with popular culture references, films and other visual references that assert and/or liberate gender assumptions. The module’s scope is interdisciplinary. It offers a feminist approach, intersecting gender, class, race and ethnicity. Some of the topics covered in the module are: gender performance; intersectionality; care work; reproductive rights; male gaze; feminist art; and black feminism.Primary materials to be studied include those produced by Judith Butler; Audre Lorde; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; bell hooks, among others. Films to be viewed include Madame Satã (2002), Odete (2005) and The Second Mother (2015), among others. All genders are invited!

Syllabus:


1. Introduction

2. Femininity Under Salazar’s dictatorship I: Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (1947), Perdigão Queiroga

3. Femininity Under Salazar’s dictatorship II: O Cerco (1970), António da Cunha Telles

4. The Politics of Gender Performance: Carmen Miranda

5. Feminist art in Brazil and Portugal

6. RW


7. Black Feminism: Xica Da Silva (1976), Carlos Diegues

8. Nature as Female: Iracema Uma Transa Amazônica (1976), Jorge Bodanzky and Orlando Senna

9. Queer representations I: Madame Satã (2002), Karim Aïnouz

10. Queer representations II: Two Drifters (2005), João Pedro Rodrigues

11. The Politics of Care work: The Second Mother (2015), Anna Muylaert


Assessment:



Level 5:

Commentary (1000 words) - 30%

Critical review (1000 words) - 30%

Essay (25000 words) - 40%


Level 6:

Essay 1 (2500 words) - 40%



Essay 2 (3500 words) - 60%

Essential Texts:

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York and London: Routledge Classics, 1990)
E.Ann. Kaplan, ‘Global Feminisms and the State of Feminist Film Theory’ in Signs, Vol. 30, No. 1, Beyond the Gaze: Recent Approaches to Film Feminisms Special Issue Eds. Kathleen McHugh and Vivian Sobchack (Autumn 2004), pp.1236-1248
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Berkeley: Crossing Press, 2007)
Janet McCabe, Feminist Film Studies Writing the Woman Into Cinema (London: Wallflower, 2004)
Filmography

Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (1947), Perdigão Queiroga

Iracema Uma Transa Amazônica (1976), Jorge Bodanzky and Orlando Senna

How Taste Was my Little Frenchman (1971), Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Madame Satã (2002), Karim Aïnouz

O Cerco (1970), António da Cunha Telles

The Second Mother (2015), Anna Muylaert

Two Drifters (2005), João Pedro Rodrigues

Xica Da Silva (1976), Carlos Diegues




Full Module Title:

Reading Transnational Cultures

Module Code:

ARCL022S5

Credits/Level

30 credits, Level 5

Convenor:

Dr Martin Shipway

Lecturer(s):

Dr Martin Shipway, Dr Ann Lewis,Dr Carmen Fracchia, Dr Patricia Sequeira Bras, Dr Syada Dastagir

Entrance Requirements:

No language requirement other than English

Day/Time:

Mondays, 6.00-9.00 (Term 3)

Module Description:


This module is designed to help you explore the ways in which culture relates to the ideas of the nation and the transnational by encouraging you to work with cultural artefacts which engage with more than one cultural context. We will ask questions like: how important/restricting it is to explore culture within a national context; what does a text need to do to be described as transnational; can our understanding of these categories be transformed by our engagement with literary and filmic texts; what are some of the multiple ways in which a text can engage with more than one culture; are these always liberating and transformative or can they also be oppressive and reactionary; how important is language to these questions; do texts have to be monolingual or does transnationality require an engagement with more than one language? We will work together as experts in different cultural contexts to explore these ideas in relation to specific texts.

Syllabus:


Term Three







23.04.18

Introduction

MS

30.04.18

Imagining the colonial encounter: Albert Camus, L’étranger (1942) [The Outsider]; Le premier homme (1994) [The First Man] - extracts

MS

07.05.18

Bank Holiday




14.05.18

Imagining the (post)colonial encounter: Régis Wargnier, Indochine (1992); Claire Denis, White Material (2010)

MS

21.05.18

Enlightenment perspectives (i) France and England

Set text: Voltaire, Lettres philosophiques (1734) [Letters concerning the English Nation]



AL

28.05.18

Bank Holiday




04.06.18

Enlightenment perspectives (ii) Persia and France

Set text: Montesquieu, Lettres persanes (1721 rev. ed. 1754) [Persian Letters]



AL

11.06.18

Cool Japan' in the UK 
Readings: 

Valaskivi, Katja. "A brand new future? Cool Japan and the social imaginary of the branded nation." Japan forum. Vol. 25. No. 4. Routledge, 2013. 


Hernández-Pérez, Manuel. "Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society." Mutual Images Journal 2 (2017).

SD

18.06.18

Transcultural Perspectives Between Japan and India

Readings: 
Moni, Monir Hossain. "Japan and South Asia: Toward a Strengthened Economic Cooperation." (2008).
Kesavapany, K., A. Mani, and Palanisamy Ramasamy, eds. Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008.

SD

25.06.18

Colonialisms: Gilberto Freyre, The Portuguese and the Tropics (1961) and Peter Weiss, Song of the Lusitanian Bogey (1969) – extracts (available on Moodle)

PSB

02.07.18

Depicting the Empire: Diego Velazquez and The Hall of Realms (1634-35). Set text: Raymond Carr (ed.), Spain: A History (Oxford University Press, 2000) – extracts (available on Moodle).

CF




Assessment:


1 x 1000 word assessment task to be submitted by Monday 28 May 2018. This is worth 25% of the mark for the module.
1 x 1000 word assessment task to be submitted by Monday 18 June 2018. This is worth 25% of the mark for the module.
1 x 2500 word essay to be submitted by Monday 23 July 2018. This is worth 50% of the mark for the module.
75% attendance requirement, worth 0% of the mark for the module. This element must be passed.

Essential Texts:

Albert Camus, L’étranger (1942) (Preferred edition: Folio)

[The Outsider, Penguin, translated by Joseph Laredo]


Albert Camus, Le premier homme (Gallimard, 1994)

[The First Man, Penguin, translated by Davis Hapgood] (extracts will be available on Moodle)


Edward Said, Imperialism and Culture (Chatto & Windus, 1993)
Régis Wargnier, Indochine (1992) (available on DVD)
Claire Denis, White Material (2010) (available on DVD)
Voltaire, Lettres philosophiques ou lettres anglaises (Flammarion, 1994 – or any complete edition)

[Letters concerning the English Nation, Oxford World Classics, translated by Nicholas Cronk, 2009]


Montesquieu, Lettres persanes (Folio classique or Flammarion editions – or any other complete edition)

[Persian Letters, Oxford World Classics, translated by Margaret Mauldon, 2008]


Valaskivi, Katja. "A brand new future? Cool Japan and the social imaginary of the branded nation." Japan forum. Vol. 25. No. 4. Routledge, 2013. 
Hernández-Pérez, Manuel. "Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society." Mutual Images Journal 2 (2017).
Moni, Monir Hossain. "Japan and South Asia: Toward a Strengthened Economic Cooperation." (2008).
Kesavapany, K., A. Mani, and Palanisamy Ramasamy, eds. Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008.

Gilberto Freyre, The Portuguese and the Tropics (extracts will be available on Moodle)


Peter Weiss, Song of the Lusitanian Bogey (extracts will be available on Moodle)
Raymond Carr (ed.), Spain: A History (Oxford University Press, 2000) – extracts available on Moodle.



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