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In this course we will examine different novels written by new authors in twenty-first century Spain. We will focus on theme of belonging in a country whose recent history was dominated by autarky and the imposition of cultural homogeneity. Spain has made a rapid transition to postmodern global society, with a similarly rapid influx of immigrants from Northern Africa and other parts. Many recent novels by the generation to come of age in a democratic Spain focus on the subject's sense of belonging (or not belonging) to specific spaces, historical contexts or communities.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Through the study of contemporary novels, the course will acquaint students with theories of globalization, digital communications, intercultural migrations and contemporary consumer culture. It will focus on the usefulness of these concepts for literary and cultural analysis. It also offers a broad overview of historical and cultural contexts of contemporary Spain, as it relates to topics like the memory of the dictatorship, the transition to democracy, postmodern consumer culture and globalization.
-Soldados de Salamina, Javier Cercas
-El último patriarca, Najat El Hachmi
-La nueva taxidermia, Mercedes Cebrián
This course cannot be included as part of a graduating curriculum with SP45JG Narratives of Belonging: Twenty-First Century Spanish Fiction B.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 2-hour exam (45%), 1800-2000 word essay (45%), presentation (10%). Resit: One 2-hour exam (100%).
Performance in class will be relayed to students in class or by appointment. Feedback on written work will also give a sense of formative assessment.