- Code SPAN2107
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Spanish
- Areas of interest European Studies, Latin American Languages, Language Studies, Latin American Studies, Film
From the mean streets of Buenos Aires to México City’s Colonia Roma, from the labyrinthine Paraguayan markets in Asunción to the revolutionary corners of 1960s Havana, from the oppressive atmosphere of Francoist Spain to modern-day Chile —in this course, we will watch a variety of feature films from across Latin America and Spain, examining how they picture socio-political as well as aesthetic turning points in Hispanic film history. We will read these audio-visual texts through a series of intersections such as aesthetical and political representation; fiction and history; masculinity and violence; feminism and agency; gender and class; Spanish and Indigenous languages and cultures. These diverse lenses will help us enhance our understanding of the Hispanic world and its filmic traditions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse visual representations of Latin American and/or Spanish cultural issues, both through discussion and reading established academic research on it;
- understand recent directions in contemporary Latin American film and cultural production, including links to Spanish and global film production contexts;
- critically engage with a range of cinematic texts and secondary literature;
- refine listening comprehension skills through interaction with "native" cultural materials (not edited or produced for teaching); and
- demonstrate a high level of Spanish skills in reading, writing and speaking.
- 5 short response papers (200w x 5 weeks = 1000 words x semester) in Spanish (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final paper (1000 words) in Spanish (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- In-Class Oral presentation in Spanish, Recorded (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- In-class midterm test (25) [LO 1,2,3,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 24 hours of film screening; b) 70 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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All texts will be supplied on the course Wattle page.
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