2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
SPPO2020 Film and Literature in the Portuguese-speaking World
20 creditsClass Size: 10
Module manager: Dr Peter Haysom
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of SPPO1080 AND SPPO1081 OR SPPO1083
This module is mutually exclusive with
|SPPO2021||Film and Literature In the Portuguese-speaking World|
Module replacesSPPO2420 Introduction to Literature in Portuguese.
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module offers students an introduction to film and literature from Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa, focusing on the interpretations of primary texts and major themes in Lusophone cultures. The module will develop students' critical and analytical skills, as well as requiring them to give oral presentations and to write critical essays on the works covered.
ObjectivesStudents on this module will gain an introduction to key literary and filmic works from Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa and the analysis and interpretation of how they represent key cultural and social processes in the Lusophone world.
On completion of this module, students should:
- be able to analyse selected filmic and literary works in terms of their generic specificity
- be familiar with written and literary cultural production in Portuguese from three continents,
- be able to discuss coherently and knowledgeably selected key Portuguese-language literary and filmic texts
- have an insight into cultural reflections of the society and history of Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
- have developed analytical and writing skills.
Close-reading and interpretation of literary and filmic texts from a variety of historical periods and geographic areas (which involve critical thinking, the ability to detect patterns and draw conclusions, being able to see issues from a variety of viewpoints, cultural awareness)
A variety of films and literary texts from Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese-Speaking Africa.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||174.00|
|Total Contact hours||26.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study138 hours reading
20 hours essay writing
10 hours literature review preparation
6 hours seminar preparation
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackIn-seminar close reading and essay writing exercises
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||1,000 words||30.00|
|Oral Presentation||20 minute class presentation||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Re-sit by essay only
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 27/09/2022
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