Spanish Literature and Culture 1 [Cognomi P-Z] (2014/2015)

Course code
4S002902
Name of lecturer
Stefano Neri
Coordinator
Stefano Neri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/05 - SPANISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 23, 2015 al May 30, 2015.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide an overview of Spanish culture and literature of the twentieth century in its historical and political context, with a special focus on the fiction of Ana María Matute and Carmen Martín Gaite.

Syllabus

The course includes a general section on the main Spanish literary movements of the twentieth century in their historical context. It will examine the narrative of the second half of the century, in particular, a recent novel by Ana María Matute and a selection of short stories by Carmen Martín Gaite. The course aims to provide students with the keys to a full understanding of the text in relation to the context of writing. It will also focus on translation, also through the e-learning platform of the university.

Manuals Required:
Fausta Antonucci, Il Novecento letterario spagnolo, Pisa, ETS, 2004 (o successive)
Giuliana Di Febo e Santos Juliá, Il Franchismo, Roma, Carocci, 2003 (o successive) or alternatively, J. Valdelón, J. Pérez Santos Juliá, Historia de España, Edad Contemporánea,Madrid, Austral / Espasa, 2011 (o successive), caps. 5 e 6, pp. 496-551.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is oral in Italian and Spanish. For attending students a written test is optionally scheduled (test and short answer questions).
The oral test involves reading, translation and commentary of a text in the program. The student must show full understanding the text and be able recognize its historical context. It is recommended to have a language proficiency at level B1.