Spanish Literature and Culture 1 [Cognomi P-Z] (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Anna Bognolo
Anna Bognolo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Semester 2 dal Feb 26, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide advanced level skills in contemporary Spanish literature and to provide an overview of women literature written in the second half of the twentieth century by reading the analysis of two novels at the student's choice.
The course will be held in Spanish.


Part I
History of the Second Republic, Franco dictatorship, democratic transition. The Avant-garde Literature, the 27th Generation, the novel. Introduction to Contemporary Women's Novel: Panorama on Novel written by women writers in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.

Part II
Reading two romances at your choice among the list

Program for NON-ATTENDING students: History of the Second Republic, the Francoist dictatorship, the democratic Transition. The literature of the Avant-garde, the Generation of '27, the female novel in the second half of the twentieth century. Texts: ONLY chapters 8, 9 and 10 of the manual Las épocas de la literatura española, Madrid, Ariel and the material loaded in the E-LEARNING PLATFORM.
Reading two novels chosen from Ana María Matute (1925-2014): Paraíso inhabitado (2008); Carmen Martín Gaite (1925-2000): Lo rare es vivir (1996); Dulce Chacón (1954-2003): La voz dormida (2002); Ángeles Caso (1959 -): Contra el viento (2009); Rosa Montero (1951-): Temblor (1990) Belén Gopegui (1963-): Fuera de la burbuja (2017); Sara Mesa (1976-): Cicatriz (2015).
The exam for NON ATTENDING students is oral on the whole program.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pedraza Jiménez, Felipe B., Rodríguez Cáceres, Milagros Las épocas de la literatura española, Madrid, Ariel 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

For attending students, there are two partial written tests (open questions and multiple-choice tests). One during the term on the first part of the program (General Part ) and one at the end (Introduction to Contemporary Female Novel. Reading two novels). The final oral exam will allow you to discuss the results and fill the gaps.
For non-attending students and for attending students who have not obtained good notes in partials, the final oral exam will cover the whole course program.
Both partial tests and oral exam are aimed at verifying the property of language, the ability to analyze and argue, and the depth of acquired knowledge. The tests take place in Italian or in Spanish, at the choice of the student.