Spanish Literature I (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00853
Credits
9
Coordinator
Stefano Neri
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 6 L-LIN/05-SPANISH LITERATURE II semestre Stefano Neri
PARTE II 3 L-LIN/05-SPANISH LITERATURE II semestre Stefano Neri

Learning outcomes

Module: PARTE I
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The course aims to familiarize students with some aspects of Spanish literature related to printing culture and editorial context. It will treat, therefore, topics like bestselling books and censorship along various periods of Spanish literature, previously providing the students with notions about the history of printed literature in Spain and critical tools for the analysis of literary texts.


Module: PARTE II
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There is no division in parts. See the full program as published PART I

Syllabus

Module: PARTE I
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The course will start from a comprehensive reading of the novel El Club Dumas (1993) by Arturo Pérez Reverte, that will lead to issues of more general and transversal reach in the history of Spanish culture. Some of the contents of the course are: the phenomenon of the bestsellers in the history of Spanish literature, high literature and popular literature, history of printing in Spain, the form of the printed book, control over printing, Inquisition and censorship, reading history, elements of narratology. Students will also familiarize with the tools of literary text’s analysis The course is fully taught in Spanish. In order to access to the required critical bibliography, students will have to register on the website of the subject on the E-learning platform of university.

Texts:
Arturo Perez Reverte, El club Dumas, Madrid, Punto de Lectura, 2007 (or subsequent).
Critical literature:
The critical bibliography and other required materials are availeble on the website of the course inside the E-learning portal of the University.


Module: PARTE II
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There is no division in parts. See the full program as published PART I

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: PARTE I
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Modalità d'esame
The exam, in Spanish language, is articulated in two parts:
1) Exposition on issues of history of Spanish literature and culture, focused on the critical bibliography of the subject (oral or written)
2) reading, translation and commentary of a text excerpt from the novel El club Dumas (oral).
It is strongly recommended to obtain a B1 certificate of Spanish language before the exam.


Module: PARTE II
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The exam, in Spanish, is articulated in two parts:
1) Exposition on issues of history of Spanish literature and culture, focused on the critical bibliography of the subject (oral or written)
2) reading, translation and commentary of a text excerpt from the novel El club Dumas (oral).
It is strongly recommended to obtain a B1 certificate of Spanish language before the exam.