Spanish literature and culture 2 [Cognomi A-L] (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002908
Name of lecturer
Felice Gambin
Coordinator
Felice Gambin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/05 - SPANISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Spanish
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 9, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes



The course aims at providing skills and critical instruments for understanding Spanish literature and culture of the Golden Age within their historical and social context. The course will develop abilities of textual reading and analysis of fundamental texts both in prose (Don Quijote) and verse (Garcilaso de la Vega, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz…)
At the end of the course students:
- will acquire knowledge about the literature of the Golden Age within its historical and social context (genres and authors…);
- will be able to recognize the main features of the Spanish literature of the Golden Age, with regard to those of Cervantes’ “Don Quijote”;
- will acquire knowledge about the epistemological foundations of the discipline and the main characteristics of Spanish literature and culture of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Espanol:
El curso, dividido en dos partes, entiende proporcionar competencias y herramientas críticas para la comprensión de la literatura española de los Siglos de Oro en su contexto histórico y social, con particular atención a la prosa, a la poesía y al Don Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes.

Syllabus

SYLLABUS
The lessons will be divided into two parts:
*Antología comentada de la literatura española. Historia y textos. Siglo XVI, a cura di Andrés Amorós, Madrid, Castalia, 2007.
*M. de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. Francisco Rico, Madrid, Alfaguara, 2016.
[Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. F. Rico. Madrid: Centro Virtual Cervantes, 1997. http://cvc.cervantes.es/literatura/clasicos/quijote]
* M. de Cervantes, Novelas ejemplares, Madrid, Cátedra.
*M. Socrate, Il riso maggiore di Cervantes, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1998, pp.129-220 (sobre la vida de Cervantes, páginas 1-54; sobre el Quijote, páginas 55-128).
FIRST PART:
los reyes católicos; el imperio de Carlos V; el legado de Erasmo de Rotterdam; la reforma protestante y sus consecuencias; la Contrarreforma; la época de Felipe II; moros, judíos y moriscos: sus expulsiones; los géneros literarios: el Lazarillo de Tormes; la picaresca, los libros de caballerías, la novela pastoril, bizantina, morisca. La poesía española: el petrarquismo, Garcilaso de la Vega, Santa Teresa de Jesús, Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz…


SECOND PART: reading, analysis and comment of Don Quijote de la Mancha.
Recommended but not required critical bibliography:
- Mario Socrate, Il riso maggiore di Cervantes, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1998, pp. 129-220 (sobre la vida de Cervantes, páginas 1-54; sobre el Quijote, páginas 55-128).
- M. G. Profeti (a cura di), L’età d’oro della letteratura spagnola: Il Cinquecento, Firenze, La Nuova Italia, 1997.
- A. Spagnoletti, Il mondo moderno, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.
- J. H. Elliott, La Spagna imperiale. 1469-1716, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006.
- Historia de la literatura española, 2. La conquista del clasicismo 1500-1598, Jorge García López, Eugenia Fosalba y Gonzalo Pontón, Barcelona, Crítica, 2010.
- H. Rawlings, L’inquisizione spagnola, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008.
- AA. VV., Alle radici dell’Europa. Mori, giudei e zingari nei paesi del Mediterraneo occidentale (Volume I: secoli XV-XVII), a cura di F. Gambin, Firenze, Seid, 2008.
- AA. VV,, Alle radici dell’Europa. Mori, giudei e zingari nei paesi del Mediterraneo occidentale (Volume II: secoli XVII-XIX), a cura di F. Gambin, Firenze, Seid, 2009.
- A. Vanoli, La reconquista, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.
- Po-chia Hsia, R. La controriforma. Il mondo del rinnovamento cattolico (1540-1770), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009.
- G. Bessong, I sefarditi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.
- F. Márquez Villanueva, Moros, moriscos y turcos en Cervantes. Ensayos críticos, Barcelona, Bellaterra, 2010.
- A. M. Paramio; J. C. Villaverde Amieva; A. I. Beneyto Lozano, Memoria de los Moriscos, escritos y relatos de una diáspora cultural, Madrid, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, 2010.
- P. de Valencia, Trattato sui moriscos di Spagna, introduzione, edizione e note di Felice Gambin. Alla traduzione ha collaborato Silvia Monti, Pisa, ETS, 2013.

On Cervantes’ life, seen, among others, Jorge García López, Cervantes: La figura en el tapiz. Itinerario personal y vivencia intelectual, Barcelona, Pasado&Presente, 2015.

TEACHING METHODS
The lessons will be ex cathedra. Further teaching material will be available for download from e-learning repository.
The professor will regularly receive students during his office hours in order to give additions and clarifications on the contents of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
AAVV Antología comentada de la literatura española castalia 2006
M. de CERVANTES Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. Francisco Rico Madrid, Alfaguara 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending students will take a self-assessment test (verifica in itinere) during the course. The grade given will be part of the final grade. The self- assessment test will be done only once (in December).
Students who pass the written exam will have to prepare, for the oral examination, only the second part, which consists on the reading and commenting of Don Quijote.
In order to take the oral exam, students need to have already passed both Lingua spagnola 1 (Spanish Language 1) and Letteratura spagnola 1 (Spanish Literature 1). All students are allowed to take part on the self-assessment test (prova in itinere).
The syllabus is the same for non-attending students. Students who cannot attend the lessons are kindly invited to get in touch with the professor.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016