Spanish Literature I (2016/2017)

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

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MM: PARTE I
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The module aims to provide an overview of the literature and the history of Spain in the twentieth century, also providing knowledge and tools for contextualization and analysis of literary texts.
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MM: PARTE II
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This module focuses on two contemporary Spanish novels, which will be studied for their significance in the history of Spanish literature, and used as a textual basis on which students will test their ability to understand, contextualize and translate a literary work.

Syllabus

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MM: PART I
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The course will focus on the main Spanish literary movements of the twentieth century, placing them in their historical and social context. Particular attention will be devoted to literary prose, especially the tales of two women writers of the post-Civil War (Carmen Martín Gaite and Ana María Matute).
Required bibliography:
Fausta Antonucci, Il Novecento letterario spagnolo, percorsi, Pisa, ETS, 2005 (or later).
Giuliana di Febo, Santos Juliá, Il franchismo, Roma, Carocci, 2003 (or later).
Further readings (literature and criticism) will be provided within the e-learning portal.
The course will be held in Spanish and Italian.
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MM: PART I
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Ana María Matute, Paraíso inhabitado, Barcelona, Ediciones Destino, 2008 (or later)
Eduardo Mendoza, El misterio de la cripta embrujada, (1978) Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2016 (or previous)

Additional literary texts, also in relation to module I, will be available in the e-learning portal.

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: PARTE I
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Assessment through oral examination that includes a part in Spanish; it is recommended to be in possession of a proficiency level at least equal to B1. For this module it is possible, alternatively, to take a written informal test (optional).
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MM: PARTE II
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Assessment through oral examination that includes a part in Spanish; it is recommended to be in possession of a proficiency level at least equal to B1.