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Spanish and Portuguese Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)

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  • Objectives
    -make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research. -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.
  • Academic Title
    Spanish and Portuguese Studies MA
  • Course description
    Course description
    The MA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies pathway is a modular course, with a free choice of MA course units from those offered within Spanish and Portuguese. This pathway comprises the prescribed core course units in Research Methods and Critical Theory I and II (60 credits), a dissertation and two optional course units (to a total of 60 credits).

    Areas of specialist study include: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary History and Theory: Medieval and Golden Age Textual Criticism; Golden Age and Representing Gender, History of Linguistics and Philosophy; History of Gender and Science, Cultural and Literary Studies; Contemporary Cinema; Postcolonial Critique and Postcolonial Women's Writing, Consumer and Trash Culture. Diaspora, Migration, Language Contact and Translation, Transnational Cultural Studies: Postcolonialism, Race, Gender and Sexuality; Travel Writing and Modernity, Society and Culture, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, City and Culture, Ethnopoetics and Native Cultures, Transnational and Queer Cinema, Critical and Cultural Transatlantic Theory.

    Module details
    Compulsory course units include: Critical Theory and Research Methods. Optional course units available typically include:

    -Woman at the Crossroads: Sor Juana and Nueva España
    -The Medieval Saint: Iberia, 600-1500
    -Sex, Lies and Rhetoric: the Book of Celestina
    -Writing Diaspora / Imagining Nation. Migrant Literature in Portuguese
    -'In and Out of Africa': Portuguese Post/colonial Writing
    -Portuguese Women's Writing pre and post Revolution
    -African Women's Writing in Portuguese
    -Medieval Christian Perceptions of Islam
    -Issues and Approaches in Transcultural Studies: Society, Culture and Postcoloniality
    -Spanish Cinema since 1980: Genre, Nation, Identity and the Individual Talent
    -Spanish as a Pluricentric Language
    -National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
    -Spain since the end of the Franco Dictatorship
    -Key Concepts in Modern European History
    -Language Evolution
    -Sociolinguistics
    -Language Change

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