Spanish literature 1 LM. Forms, genres, and critical approaches (2020/2021)

Course code
4S002942
Name of lecturer
Felice Gambin
Coordinator
Felice Gambin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/05 - SPANISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Spanish
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main learning outcome of this course is to provide students with specialized knowledge, in a comparative perspective, of Spanish literature in its different forms, genres and various critical stances. Acquired knowledge and competences will regard interdisciplinary approaches, the study of critical methodologies, translation, the critical analysis of texts in Spanish, and writing skills on an advanced level. With the acquisition of these abilities students will become proficient in spoken Spanish, both on the level of contents and on that of critical awareness in intertextual and intercultural contexts, also in view of high-level professional opportunities or further developments in the academic field, such as a PhD programme. Expected learning outcomes are: - Knowledge and understanding: on completion of this course students will acquire advanced knowledge on Spanish literary history and culture in its diverse expressions. Applying Knowledge and understanding: students will be able to apply acquired historical and literary knowledge, theoretical, didactic and methodological instruments to the professional fields of research, teaching of languages and literatures, translation, literary publishing, international cooperation and cultural promotion.

Syllabus

Program. Le menzogne nella e della letteratura: le bugie dei pícaros e della pícaras (The lies in and of literature: the lies of the pícaros and the pícaras).
Compulsory Bibliography:

*Lazarillo de Tormes, a cura di A. Gargano, Venezia, Marsilio editore, 2017.
* Francisco Rico, La novela picaresca y el punto de vista, Barcelona, Seix Barral, 1970 (F. Rico, Il romanzo picaresco e il punto di vista, Milano, Bruno Mondadori Editore, 2001).
*Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla, prólogo a Picaresca femenina de Alonso de Castillo Solórzano: Teresa de Manzanares y La Garduña de Sevilla, Madrid, Universidad de Navarra-Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2012, pp. 9-158.

*Also, one of the following books:
*Alfonso de Castillo Solórzano, Las harpías de Madrid, edición de Pablo Jauralde Pou, Madrid, Castalia, 1985.
*Picaresca femenina de Alonso de Castillo Solórzano: Teresa de Manzanares y La Garduña de Sevilla, Alonso de Castillo Solórzano, ed. de Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla, Madrid, Universidad de Navarra-Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2012 (one of the two works)

*Francisco López de Úbeda, La pícara Justina, ed. David Mañero, Madrid, Cátedra.
*Mateo Alemán, Guzmán de Alfarache.
*Francisco de Quevedo, El Buscón.
*Vicente Espinel, Marcos de Obregón.
*Carlos García, La desordenada codicia de los bienes ajenos.
*Juan de Luna, Segunda parte del Lazarillo.
*Antonio Enríquez Gómez, El Siglo pitágorico y vida de Gregorio Guadaña.
*La vida y hechos de Estabanillo González, hombre de buen humor, compuesto por el mismo.

°Further information about bibliography will be held during the first lesson.

TEACHING METHODS
The lessons will be ex cathedra. Further teaching material will be available for download from e-learning repository.
The professor will regularly receive students during his office hours in order to give additions and clarifications on the contents of the course.
Further information about bibliography will be held during the lessons.




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
Anonimo Lazarillo de Tormes Marsilio 2017 978-88-317-2676-4
Alonso de Castillo Solórzano Picaresca femenina de Alonso de Castillo Solórzano: Teresa de Manzanares y La Garduña de Sevilla, Alonso de Castillo Solórzano, ed. de Fernando Rodríguez Mansilla. Universidad de Navarra-Iberoamericana-Vervuert 2012 9788484896784

Assessment methods and criteria

ASSESSMENT METHODS
The exam will be an oral discussion in Spanish. A final oral exam will assess:
- a deep knowledge of primary and secondary texts;
- the capacity to read and interpret the literary texts analyzed;
- the capacity to articulate effectively the information and critical assessments concerning texts and topics discussed in class;
- the capacity to express and critically argue in Spanish;
* ERASMUS students are asked to contact with the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree together on the exam methods.