Spanish literature and culture 2 [Tur] (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Andrea Zinato
Andrea Zinato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main aim of the course is to provide students with:
- A general knowledge of the literary, cultural and historical context: main writers/texts/movements/genres discussed in class
- Ability to read critically the literary texts included in the reading list, by putting to use the theoretical knowledge gained in class
- Ability to express oneself and critically argue in Spanish


The course will focus on a selection of literary representations, among the many the characterise 17th Spanish literature: novela picaresca.
The course will be taught in Spanish.
Students are required to check throughout the course materials and information uploaded on E-learning UNIVR
Students who are unable to attend are required to contact the teacher.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Alonso de Castillo Solórzano La niña de los embustes, Teresa de Manzanares (Edizione 1) Debolsillo 2005 84-9793-592-6
Francisco Rico La novela picaresca y el punto de vista (Edizione 1) Editorial Seix Barral (Barcelona) 2000 978-8-432-20468-5 (o edizione più recente)
Felipe B. Pedraza, Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres Las épocas de la literatura española. (Edizione 1) Ariel (Barcelona) 2002 84-344-2502-5 Capítulo 3: El renacimiento, pp. 71-112
a cura di Maria Grazia Profeti L'età d'oro della letteratura spagnola. Il Seicento La Nuova Italia (Firenze) 1998 88-221-2976-8 II capitolo: Il romanzo picaresco, pp. 453-489

Assessment methods and criteria

An oral exam in Spanish will assess:
- a knowledge of primary and secondary texts
- the ability to articulate effectively the information and critical assessments concerning texts and topics discussed in class
At the beginning of the course we will consider the possibility of a written test (multiple choice). Only students who attend the course will be allowed to take the test, which will represent a part of the whole exam.

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