Representations of Marginality in Spain

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LRS040M10
Vaknaam Representations of Marginality in Spain
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Spaans
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Representations of Marginality in Spain
Leerdoelen 1. Gain knowledge and understanding of the current state of affairs in the study of literature, film and music, in the broader context of the study of culture, and of the historically important moments in the development of these disciplines.
2. Have knowledge of current or past debates and approaches in the field of the arts and culture studies.
3. Have a thorough knowledge of at least one theoretical and methodological approach.
4. Be able to give an analysis and interpretation of a work of art in the context of oeuvre, genre, period, and in the broader context of a culture, or be able to analyse aspects of art institutions, policy or management.
5. Be able to relate their own specialist knowledge of a particular art form (literature, film, drama, music, visual art or new digital art) to other disciplines such as philosophy, history or sociology.
6. Be able to relate the art form of which they acquired specialized knowledge, to the broader context of cultural studies: have a knowledge of current or past discourse in the field of the arts and culture studies, or literature studies.
7. Be able to understand and evaluate intellectual arguments.
8. Be able to select, apply and, where necessary, adapt a relevant research method.
9. Develop a vision of the role of the arts and culture in society.
10. Be able to make decisions in complex situations, thereby demonstrating sensitivity to context.
11. Be able to make use of academic research and to present the results in correct English, using various media, to an audience of specialists and non-specialists, in written and spoken form, audio-visually and digitally.
12. Be able to independently formulate a research proposal and conduct research.
Be able to follow developments in the chosen discipline and to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding.
Omschrijving Spanish literary history and culture are marked by a special interest in marginals and discrimination, such as the poor, immigrants, criminals, the mentally ill. The picaresque novel – a literary genre centred on the narration of criminal lives from the criminal’s perspective – for example, arose during the turbulent times of the Spanish Golden Age. The present ­day penchant of this genre is the novela negra, which provides elaborate representations of life on the margins in the post­ Franco era. In the following course, students will analyze the literary and cultural representation of marginality. They will study the discussion of sexual orientation, the place of women in a masculine culture, and the alternative perspectives on society by illegal immigrants, criminals and drug addicts. Moreover, we shall study the theoretical possibility of giving a voice to the oppressed by way of literary and cultural representation. In doing so, students will build forth on the background knowledge acquired in the BA, and develop the skills required for the elaboration of a substantial work of academic research in the MA thesis.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm tutorial, werkcollege, zelfstudie (begeleid)
(3 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijke opdracht(en), werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. C.G. Sutherland, PhD.
Docent(en) dr. C.G. Sutherland, PhD.
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor behaald en toegang tot het Masterprogramma (zie hiervoor de Onderwijs- en Examenregeling van de opleiding).
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