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At the end of the course students are expected to:
• Know the fundamental moments of the 20th century Hispanic-American testimonial literature;
• Be able to apply the critical and methodological tools offered during the lessons in the analysis of the planned texts;
• Be able to elaborate and consistently disclose independent judgments about the main issues of the course.
Second part – Hispanic-American Testimonial Literature
1. The Hispanic-American testimonial literature and the European testimonial discourse: similarities and differences
2. Testimony and subalternity: “Biografía de un cimarrón” by Miguel Barnet
3. Testimony and journalism: “Operación masacre” by Rodolfo Walsh
4. Collective witnessing: “La noche de Tlatelolco” by Elena Poniatowska
5. Between political repression and writing of the self: “Oblivion” by Edda Fabbri
|Miguel Barnet||Biografía de un cimarrón|
|L. Salvi||Dispensa Seconda parte A.A. 2019/2020||2019|
|Elena Poniatowska||La noche de Tlatelolco|
|Rodolfo Walsh||Operación masacre|
Oral exam in Spanish. The student should demonstrate to have acquired the ability to critically read the texts in the program, using the theoretical tools provided during the lessons. The student will also be required to contextualize specific texts in the historical-cultural context of the American colonial era, being able to establish the necessary links with the European culture.
In order to be examined, students must have passed the first-year exams of Spanish literature and language.
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