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HP303 Postmodernism and Popular Culture in Latin America

Module Code: HP303
Module Name: Postmodernism and Popular Culture in Latin America
Module Coordinator: Liz Chant
Date and time TBC
Module Credits: 15

Module Description

This module explores the relationship between postmodernism, the creation of new forms of fiction contesting traditional history and truth and the emergence of popular culture in Latin American literature and cultures. We will study how major Latin American authors explored the potential of popular culture - Radio, Cinema, Music, Cyber-culture - to create new techniques for writing the self and to question the meaning of national identities in a postmodern age.

Assessment Method:

4000-4500 word essay (100%)

For 2020/2021:

15 minute presentation (20%)

3000 word essay (80%)

Dr Liz Chant