Spanish literature 3 (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Andrea Zinato
Andrea Zinato
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main formative aim of the teaching within the degree course on Modern Languages and Literatures is to make the students acquirea high-level competence in critically approaching the classics of Spanish literature in depth. The results expected from their learning are the following:
-Knowledge and heightened understanding: in-depth knowledge of the Spanish literature of the scheduled period: historical context, texts, genres, movements, and authors dealt with in the taught module, especially with reference to the themes of cultural interchange and to the formal differentiations of the literary phenomena.
- “Applied” knowledge and heightened understanding: the students will acquire the necessary methodologies for putting them to use in working on literary texts within a historical and comparative perspective and in interpreting complex texts and implied meanings; they will have to be able to express themselves in fluent Spanish, arguing complex topics in a clear, ordered, and detailed way.


The course will focus on a selection of literary representations, among the many the characterise Medieval Spanish literature: the 'cantares de gesta: El Poema de mio Cid".
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
A. D. Deyermond Historia de la literatura española 1. La Edad Media (Edizione 20) Ariel Barcelona 1991 9788434483057
Alessandro Vanoli La Reconquista il Mulino 2009 9788815130457
Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez, Milagros Rodríguez Cáceres Las épocas de la literatura española. (Edizione 1) Ariel (Barcelona) 2002 84-344-2502-5
Elisabetta Paltrinieri La Spagna Letteraria. Dalle origini al XIV secolo Carocci 2002 88-430-2176-1 Manuale facoltativo

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.