Spanish literature and culture 2 [Tur] (2020/2021)

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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 (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main aim of the course is to provide students of the Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce with: - Knowledge and comprehension skills: A general knowledge of the literary, cultural and historical context of the Spanish reality of a given epoch (main writers/texts/movements/genres discussed in class) - Applied skills: Ability to read critically the literary texts included in the reading list, by putting into use the theoretical knowledge gained in class - Communication skills: 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: the Golden Age theater
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
Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez et al. 2 Las épocas de la literatura española Ariel Letras 2012 Solamente il capitolo dedicato al Barocco
a cura di Maria Grazia Profeti L'età d'oro della letteratura spagnola. Il Seicento La Nuova Italia (Firenze) 1998 88-221-2976-8 Solamente l'introduzione e il capitolo dedicato al teatro
Lope de Vega Peribáñez y el Comendador de Ocaña Crítica (Barcelona) 2002 978-8-484-32360-0
José Antonio Maravall Teatro e letteratura nella Spagna barocca il Mulino (Bologna) 1990 8815046755

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.