Reading Contemporary Galician Culture
Reading Contemporary Galician Culture 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
During this course, you will be introduced to the different 20th-Century literary texts (both narrative and poetic) originally written in the Galician language (which you will read in either Galician, Spanish or English). You will also be introduced to a set of cultural specificities of contemporary Galician culture (language conflict, the relevance of the Lusophone framework, hybridity and urban/rural studies). The authors studied will include key figures in Galician culture and politics such as Alfonso Castelao, the poets Luz Pichel and Lupe Gómez, Lois Pereiro and Manuel Rivas. Attention will be paid to both the cultural and stylistic specificity of the texts, and to the way they encompassed the main historical events of Galician and Spanish recent history.
Luz Pichel: Casa pechada/Cativa en su lughar. Lupe Gómez: Selected poems. Lois Pereiro: Collected Poems. Manuel Rivas: Selected passages from Books Burn Badly.
-threshold -D- - D+: For the award of credit, students should demonstrate a satisfactory comprehension of the various topics studied, with some understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted.
-good -C- - B+: For the award of higher grades, students should demonstrate a solid comprehension of the various topics studied, with clear understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted, having also analysed and evaluated key sources.
-excellent -A- - A*: For the award of the highest grade, students should demonstrate a detailed comprehension of the various topics studied, with a nuanced understanding of the correlations and interrelations highlighted, having also analysed and evaluated key sources thoroughly.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the linguistic and literary variety across the Spanish territory as a key factor in the study of Spain today, and particularly of the Galician language and culture.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the work of key writers of the contemporary period and with the critical interpretations of their works.
Oral presentation including questions.
Essay about content of course, including a critical interpretation.