Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 10
Other pre-requisites All participants need an advanced (near native speaker) knowledge of Spanish language in order to access course materials.
This course will analyse a number of key contemporary canonical novels all of which are also detective fictions. Through the medium of these fictions we will study the dynamics of textual evolution and narrative innovation on the Iberian Peninsula and in Latin America since the end of the dictatorships under which many nations lived. The use of specific literary sub-genres to articulate authorial engagement with wider cultural and political issues such as the poetics of the postmodern, feminism, urbanisation, increasing crime and violence, etc. will also be addressed.
Teaching and learning methods
Some lecture format presentations from the tutor, but largely student-focussed seminar-based learning style, with extensive use of EBL