Spanish Literature II [CInt] (2009/2010)

Course code
4S00843
Name of lecturer
Felice Gambin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/05 - SPANISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  

Learning outcomes

The course intends to introduce students to Spanish culture and literature in Renaissance times and to approach readings of the Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes will be undertaken.

Syllabus

The first part of course will concern the Renaissance Spanish civilization and literature, studing the interactions between minority and majority culture in Spanish the Golden Age.
A guided reading commentary of the Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes will be undertaken in the second part of course.

BIBLIOGRAFIA OBBLIGATORIA

- Alle radici dell’Europa. Mori, giudei e zingari nei paesi del Mediterraneo occidentale (Volume II: secoli XVII-XIX), a cura di F. Gambin, Firenze, Seid, 2009.

- Antología comentada de la literatura española. Historia y textos. Siglo XVI, a cura di Andrés Amorós, Madrid, Castalia, 2007 (le parti da studiare a fondo saranno segnalate durante il corso).

- M. de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. di L. A. Murillo, Madrid, Castalia, 2 voll. (è vivamente consigliata la lettura del testo prima dell’inizio del corso).
- M. Socrate, Il riso maggiore di Cervantes. Le opere e i tempi, Firenze, la Nuova Italia, 1998, soprattutto pp. 1-37 e pp. 55-128.


LETTURE DI APPROFONDIMENTO:

- C. Samonà, G. Mancini, F. Guazzelli, A. Martinengo, La letteratura spagnola. I secoli d’oro, Milano, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli.
- M. G. Profeti, a cura di, L’età d’oro della letteratura spagnola: Il Cinquecento, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1997.
- J. H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale. 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006.
- H. Rawlings, L’inquisizione spagnola, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
- AA. VV., De Cervantes y el islam, ed. di N. Martínez de Castilla e R. G. Benumeya Grimau, Madrid, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, 2006.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists in a oral test in Italian language and it also provides a check of the understanding degree of the Spanish texts (reading and translation). The optional execution of the whole test in Spanish language will be a good remark in the overall evaluation.
The students attending the classes are going to stand a written test in itinere about the basic course. The outlined programm is in force also for the no-attending students, who are kindly requested to get in touch with the teacher.