- Code SPAN2005
- 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 Languages, World Literature, European Studies, Latin American Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Beasts, Monsters, Humans is an introduction to Otherness in the Spanish-speaking world. In this course, a variety of Hispanic texts, ranging from the canonical to the experimental will be analyzed through various critical lenses drawing from bioethical, ecocritical, postmodern, and gender and race critical theory. Students will explore the ever-changing nature of the label “person” across a myriad of contexts and examine who bestows the label, and what the consequences are for those denied the privilege.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse short stories, novel excerpts, films, autobiographies and Spanish essays as cultural and historical biopolitical texts;
- engage in an informed biopolitical debate about socio-historical and cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America;
- manage critical texts on topics like biopolitics, ecocriticism, hybridity, and monstrosity; and
- conduct an authentic research project and/or culture-related study in Spanish on a biopolitical topic.
- Reading Response 1 (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Reading Response 2 (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Oral Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Proposal (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Research Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 class hours per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
TBA on Wattle.
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