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ALS360 - Selected Topics in Spanish

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Eugenia Demuro

Prerequisite:

6 units: ALS200, ALS250, ALS225, ALS300, ALS350, ALS325

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x combined 3 hour Class/Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit will introduce students to Latin American and Spanish literary traditions and movements through the study of the short story form in Spanish. The unit examines a range of literary forms and styles, whilst at the same analysing the portrayal of Latin American and Spanish reality and culture as (re)presented in short fiction. Key authors and traditions are presented chronologically in order to emphasise continuity and rupture within literary lineages, and as a means of tracing historical and social developments in the Spanish-speaking world. Students are given the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain through some of its most emblematic literary works from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Spain.

Assessment

Short Story, 25%, 1000 words

Oral presentation, 25%, 15 minutes

Reading Diary, 50%, 2000 words

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