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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 homogeny. 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)|
-Soldados de Salamina, Javier Cercas
-El último patriarca, Najat El Hachmi
-La nueva taxidermia, Mercedes Cebrián
This course may not be taken as part of a graduating curriculum with SP35JG Narratives of Belonging: Twenty-First Century Spanish Fiction A.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 x 2 hour exam (45%), 2350-2500 word essay (45%), presentation (10%). Resit: For honours students only: candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit a new essay.
Class performance can be discussed both in class or by appointment. Feedback from written work also gives a sense of formative assessment.