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MASTER SPANISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

CONTENTS AND FINAL MA PROJECT

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM OPTIONS

Subjects TYPE ECTS
Module A. LITERATURE BASED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Methods and Principles of Literary Analysis

Comp. 4
Resources for Research in Spanish Literature Comp. 4
Comparative Literature: Research Methodology Comp. 4
Module B. SPANISH LITERATURE
Originality and Intertextuality in Spanish Narrative Elect. 3
The Spanish Golden Age and its Survival in Literature, Plastic and Performing Arts Elect. 3
Poetry and Creativity Elect. 3
Theatre and Socio-Literary Reception Elect. 3
The Reception of Classic Myths in Spanish Literature Elect. 3
Transocenanic Dialogues Elect. 3
New canon(s) in Hispano-American Literature: 20th and 21st centuries Elect. 3
Module C. LITERARY INTERARTISTIC STUDIES
Cultural Studies Elect. 3
Adaptation Studies: Literature and Cinema Elect. 3
Transversal Critical Practices: Postcolonialism and Ecocriticism Elect. 3
Gender Studies and their Application to Text Analysis Elect. 3
Literary Translation and Publishing Elect. 3
Children’s and Juvenile Literature Studies Elect. 3

Comp.: Compulsory; Op.: Optional

- The study programme of the MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature contains a total of 60 credits, distributed in a course that includes all the theoretical and practical aspects which students should  acquire: compulsory and optional subjects, the Final MA Project, and other complementary formative activities. Each of optional subjects have 3 credits ECTS

- In the study programme, which moves from a theoretical-practical perspectives to a more research-based approach, 39 optional credits are offered, and the student will have to take 33. In this sense, each student will make a detailed study with their tutor of the best itinerary for them, with the most convenient subjects to complete their training. Although the MA is studied on campus, the theoretical sessions are reduced to their minimum, in order to facilitate and strengthen the autoformative activities as well as the practical sessions and seminars, so the students can acquire the necessary competences.

- The minimal number of credits per student during the period of study during the first year will be of 30 credits ECTS.

- According to the foreseen procedure for the adaptation of new degrees, the students who have taken the formative period and that has not still finished their studies in the old degree system , may request the recognition of the optional credits, studying just the compulsory subjects (12 credits) in the A module and the Final MA Project (15 credits).

- Students can also request recognition of the subjects they have passed in earlier Ph. D. courses of which contents are similar to the ones offered in the MA.

 

STUDY PROGRAMME

The study programme of the MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature contains a total of 60 credits, distributed in a course that includes all the theoretical and practical aspects which students should acquire: compulsory and optional subjects, the Final MA Project, and other complementary formative activities.

The plan of studies is organized into four modules:

-        Module A: Research methodology in Literature.

-        Module B: Spanish Literature

-        Module C: Interartistic and literary studies.

- In the study programme, which moves from a theoretical-practical perspectives to a more research-based approach, 39 optional credits are offered, and the student will have to take 33. In this sense, each student will make a detailed study with their tutor of the best itinerary for them, with the most convenient subjects to complete their training.

-Although the MA is studied on campus, the theoretical sessions are reduced to their minimum, in order to facilitate and strengthen the autoformative activities as well as the practical sessions and seminars, so the students can acquire the necessary competences.

- The minimal number of credits per student during the period of study during the first year will be of 30 credits ECTS.

- According to the foreseen procedure for the adaptation of new degrees, the students who have taken the formative period and that has not still finished their studies in the old degree system , may request the recognition of the 33 optional credits, studying just the compulsory subject (12 credits) in the A module and the Final MA Project (15 credits).

 

ENROLMENT-ACCESS-PRICES

University of León

Postgraduate Unit

Building E.G.A. Campus Vegazana

Telephone: 987 291 696; 987 293463

Fax: 987 291 616

posgrado@unileon.es

 

Enrolment period

  • If any interested students receive the information after the official enrolment periods have closed, they should contact the Postgraduate Unit of the University of León, as there may be a slim  possibility of enrolling in the course.

Enrolment prices

▪ There are two sorts of payment: total and deferred.

▪ The enrolment price in the MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature corresponds to Public Prices.

▪ The minimal number of enrolment credits per students in the first school year will be of 30 credits ECTS.

▪ According to the foreseen procedure to the adaptation of new degrees, the students who have taken the formative period and that have not still finished their studies in the old-style degree programmes, may request the recognition of the 39 optional credits, studying just the compulsory subject (12 credits) in the A module and the Final MA Project (15 credits).

Consultar información genérica del Máster

Scolarships and grants

▪ On the official webpage of the University of León (http://www.unileon.es), there is a section entitled Estudios / Estudios Oficiales de Posgrado, where all the essential information related to financial aid is explained, as well as the grants for  the mobility of foreign students.

PROFESSIONAL ADVANTGES

Competences

▪ The formative period has been planned attending to the student’s acquisition of a set of competences. Among them, these are the more relevant:

- Knowing, understanding and the application of the concepts, methods and most important results of the diverse branches or study fields relative to both Spanish and Comparative Literature.

- Relate in a critical and creative way the literary knowledge with other fields and disciplines.

- Applying a critical perspective to the reading of literary texts and producing reasoning that combine the theoretical knowledge with the practical skills.

- Using techniques that make a contrastive and comparative study of different literary and cultural languages.

Career Opportunities

▪ The most frequent career opportunities are teaching and diverse areas in the Civil Services. Teaching may be developed in the university and/or in secondary education.

▪ This qualification also offers a wide range of professional possibilities such as proofreader, editorial writer, literary and textual critic or investigator.

Professional advantages

PROFESSIONAL ADVANTAGES for PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS:

According to the current legislation (June 2010*), the possession of the Official MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature has a series of advantages that are specified in:

  1. Complements, in a significant manner, the Primary and Secondary School teachers that have access to it from the so-called related degrees titulations.
  2. It awards one point (out of a possible four) to the candidates in the Public Competitive Examinations in the “academic merits” section.
  3. It has a value of three points in that same section in the Relocation exam. The new degrees will receive four points.

*More information in: http://www.feccoocyl.es/files/leon/ccoo_informa_Concurso_borrador.pdf

PROFESSIONAL ADVANTAGES TO FUTURE RESEARCHERS  THAT COME FROM HUMANITIES DEGREES

-          The MA in Spanish and Comparative Literature is adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), considered to be a type of   learning centred upon the different competences the student acquire during  the formative process, throughout the assimilation of theoretical notions and practical experiences.

-          This Masters Degree pretends to create an adequate framework that qualifies the student trained in the diverse Humanity Degrees to get initiated in the literary investigation, as well as to gain admission to the Ph. D. In this sense, it is proposed to go into depth in the acquired knowledge about Spanish and Hispanic-American literature, as well as Comparative Literature. Besides, this MA also offers new study fields that could not be attended to in the Degree.

LECTURES AND TIME TABLE

 

▪ The  class sessions will he held between October 2016 and May 2017. Each subject will have a total of fourteen class  hours in seven consecutive school days plus an  tutorial class for  each subject. The time of this session will be agreed with each teacher. This tutorial class will be held individually, and it will be offered to the students from October 2016. It will serve to inform the student about the syllabus, the reading tasks and the non-presential activities that the student can carry out  before the beginning of the  classes of each subject. In exceptional cases, if the student justifies the necessity, the tutorial session may be virtual.

▪ The classes will take place from Monday to Friday in the evenings, taking into account that there are two daily subjects (the first one, from 16:00 to 18:00, and the second one from 18:00 to 20:00), with some exceptions that are highlighted in the MA timetable. Besides, the period of tutorial classes and the development of the practical activities proposed to the students in the different subjects will have their deadlines on 30th June. Afterwards, students will be able to defend their Final MA Project, having two calls.

Timetable16-17-MASTER EN LITERATURA ESPAÑOLA Y COMPARADA>>

 

Faculty

In the two academic courses that have been taught, the Master has counted on the presence of guest Faculty Members, coming from European and North American Universities.

In the following table, the academic choices and the corresponding teachers are summed up.

Module A. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN LITERATURE

 

Methods and Principles of the Literary Analysis Dr. José Enrique Martínez Fernández, Dr. José Manuel Trabado Cabado.

Module B. SPANISH LITERATURE

 

Practical Initiation to the Literary Investigation in Spanish Narrative Dra. María Luzdivina Cuesta Torre

Word in Time: the Spanish Golden Age between tradition and the avant-garde Dr. Juan Matas Caballero

Poetry and CreativityDr. Armando López Castro

Drama and Socioliterary reception Dra. María Josefina Conde Guerri

Internet Resources for the Investigation and Teaching of the Spanish Literature  Dr. Juan Matas Caballero

Myth’s Reception in Spanish Literature Dr. Jesús María Nieto Ibáñez and  Dra. Asunción Sánchez Manzano

Creative Writing : Guest Faculty Members

Module C. AMERICA’S TEXTUAL CONSTRUCTION

 

Transoceanic Dialogues Dr. Francisco Javier Ordiz Vázquez

Old and New Canons: from 20th to 21th Centuries Tomás Regalado López (James Madison University, USA) and  Dr. José Carlos González Boixo.

Strategies and Figurations of the Extraordinary in the Pan-American Literature Dr.Francisco Javier Ordiz Vázquez and  Rosa María Díez Cobo-

Comparative American Postmodernism  Dra. Cristina Garrigós.

Environmental Racism and Transcultured Identities in the Contemporary American Narratives  Dra. Imelda Martín Junquera

Module D. INTERARTISTIC AND LITERARY STUDIES

 

Genre’s Transference and Reception Dra. Natalia Álvarez Méndez and Dra. Miriam López Santos

Interartistic and Intertextual Studies Dr. José Enrique Martínez Fernández

Literature and cinema Dra. María José Álvarez Maurín

European Identity and Literary Writings Dr. José Manuel Trabado Cabado

Postcolonial Studies and Multiculturalism Dra. Marta Sofía López Rodríguez and Dra. Natalia Álvarez Méndez

Gender Studies and Ecofeminism Dra. Marta Sofía López Rodríguez and Dra. Imelda Martín Junquera