Latin American Literature and Film
Module code: SP1031
Module co-ordinator: Dr Sheldon Penn
You will study a short novel from Colombia, a collection of short stories from Chile and a film based on an Argentine short story directed by a Spanish filmmaker. You will consider the cultural and social themes of each text/film and come to understand the ways in which these are conveyed via their specific linguistic and stylistic forms.
At the end of this module you will have acquired a critical understanding of the aesthetic and socio-cultural aspects of each set text/film and a knowledge of their historical contexts. Your oral and written analytical skills will be enhanced through group discussion and individual essay writing.
- 2 hours of lectures
- 8 hours of seminars
- 90 hours of guided independent study
- Essay, 1,500 to 2,000 words (100%)
- Allende, Isabel, Cuentos de Eva Luna (The Stories of Eva Luna)
- Márquez, Gabriel García, Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a death foretold)
- Film TBC
All texts are available in English translation and the film with English sub-titles.