Spanish literature and culture 2 [Tur] (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Andrea Zinato
Andrea Zinato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

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
Francisco Rico La novela picaresca y el punto de vista (Edizione 1) Editorial Seix Barral (Barcelona) 2000 978-8-432-20468-5
Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez, Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres Las épocas de la literatura española. (Edizione 1) Ariel (Barcelona) 2002 84-344-2502-5 Solo il capitolo dedicato al Barroco (Barocco)
Francisco de Quevedo La Vida del Buscón llamado don Pablo Cátedra 2006 978-84-376-0237-0 ed. de Domingo Ynduráin
Anónimo Lazarillo de Tormes (Edizione 2) Cátedra 1987 8437606608 ed. de Francisco Rico

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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