Spanish MA

Queer Subjectivities in Latin America HISP4121

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course explores the ways in which queer subjects have been represented in contemporary (usually 21st century) Latin American literature and film. It focuses mostly on Argentina but there is scope for you to examine works from different countries in Latin America as part of the assessment. The course has been co-designed with students and requires active engagement in continuing to shape it from anyone who chooses to take it.


20 x 1 hour sessions over both semesters as scheduled in MyCampus.


This is one of the honours options in SMLC and may not run every year. The options which are running this session are available on MyCampus

Excluded Courses





Short piece of writing suitable for a general audience (750 words) - 20%

Oral Presentation - Podcast (5 minutes) - 10%

Essay (3000 words) - 70%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to theoretical concepts from the field of Queer Studies;

■ analyse texts from Latin America written by and about people who live queer lives;

■ analyse films made by or that represent queer people living in Latin America;

■ teach students practical skills that might be directly applicable to a career in arts administration.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ synthesise theoretical arguments from the field of Queer Studies;

■ analyse the ways in which queer people are represented within written and visual texts;

■ communicate complex ideas about queer subjectivities in a way that makes them accessible to a wider public audience.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.