Spanish Literature I [Tur] (2010/2011)

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Stefano Neri
Stefano Neri
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II semestre dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing students with an introduction to Spanish literary movements between the late 19th century crisis and the Civil war, through a critical and historical reading of the most important authors with particuar attention to the poetic trajectory of Antonio Machado.


The voices of Antonio Machado.

Part I (Lezioni): Literature, history, society

- Fausta Antonucci, Il Novecento letterario spagnolo: percorsi, Pisa, ETS, 2004.
- Mario Di Pinto - Rosa Rossi, La letteratura spagnola dal Settecento ad oggi, Milano, BUR, chapter XI (“Una nuova letteratura, tra Decadentismo e Avanguardie”) and XII (“Una grande letteratura fino alla Guerra Civile”).
- Guy Hermet, Storia della Spagna nel Novecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1999, Chapters 1-6.

Optional reference:
- Maria Grazia Profeti (a cura di), L'età contemporanea della letteratura spagnola: il Novecento, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 2001, pp. 1-309.

Part II (Esercitazioni): Texts


- Anthologic parts of Fausta Antonucci, Il Novecento letterario spagnolo
- Poetry anthology*

* An anthology of Machado’s poems analysed during classes along with critical approaches and other materials will be made avaible to students.

Recommended edition of Antonio Machado’s works:
- Antonio Machado, Tutte le poesie e prose scelte, a cura di Giovanni Caravaggi, Milano, Mondadori, 2010 (I Meridiani)

All texts are avaible at the university libraries. Students may use translated texts as help to their study of texts in Spanish.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam in italian. Attending students can take a written test in substitution of Part I. The examination of Part II consists in reading, translating and properly commenting a text fragment. An intermediate liguistic competence in Spanish is requested (Level B1).

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