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Course unit
SPANISH LITERATURE 1 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LE08104534, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPANISH LITERATURE 1
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian, Spanish
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MAURA ROSSI L-LIN/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/05 Spanish Literature 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 1920 - Bizzarri 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ROSSI MAURA (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
7 1920 - Rossi 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
6 1819 - Rossi 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
5 1819 - Bizzarri 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ROSSI MAURA (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
4 1617 - Bizzarri 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ROSSI MAURA (Membro Effettivo)
3 1718 - Rossi 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
2 1718 - Bizzarri 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Presidente)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)
ROSSI MAURA (Membro Effettivo)
ZOPPI FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
1 1617 - Rossi 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
PEREZ NAVARRO JOSE' (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No previous knowledge needed. During classes all material will be read in Spanish (that is, in its original version) and contextually translated. Students are allowed to choose according to their skills whether they prefer the original text or a translation into Italian (or English, should this apply for foreign students.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to transmit a deep insight about the historical and literary evolution of Spain in the XIX Century, as well as an iterpretative tool which is meant to be useful in order to approach the primary literature inserted in the bibliography. The main onjective is the acquisition of a well-established capability of authonomous analysis of the texts.
Examination methods: Oral exam.
Assessment criteria: Students will be assessed mainly on the syllabus of the course (primary texts, contextualization of each in its historical and literary period), with a particoular interest towards the elaboration of intertextual connections and the capability of establishing links between the subjects given during the course.
Non-attending students (that is, students attending less than 70% of the total amount of hours) are strongly recommended NOT TO BORROW other students' notes, as their exams is specifically conceived as a different set of questions.
ALL STUDENTS please note that, unless differently indicated by the professor, all texts are to be read INTEGRALLY and never in reduced or simplified editions.
Course unit contents: The course delves into the multiple historical, cultural and literary evolutions of the Spanish XIXth Century, as recorded and expressed in poetry, theatre and novel. During classes the following subjects will be the main focus:
- La Generación del ’98 and finisecular literature: doubting existance in Miguel de Unamuno's Niebla
- Modernism and the poets of the Generación del '27
Lorca as a poet and playwright
_ Writing during Francoism: exile, censorship and (lack of) permeability of Spanish literary panorama
- Literature during democracy: from the transition from nowadays: from movida to post-memory
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons, though students are welcome to intervene.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Mandatory readings [the editions listed underneath are available at the Unipd library; students are free to opt for other editions, as long as they feature the texts in their full version]:

- Miguel de Unamuno (1990): Niebla, Madrid: Cátedra
- Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1973): Luces de Bohemia, Madrid: Espasa-Calpe
- Federico García Lorca: selección poética taken from Arturo Ramoneda (ed.) (2011): Antología poética de la generación del ‘27, Madrid: Castalia [handed in by the professor]
_ Federico García Lorca (1989): Bodas de sangre, Madrid: Cátedra
_ Carmen Laforet (1971): Nada, Barcelona: Destino
Pedro Almodóvar (1983): Fuego en las entrañas, Madrid: Libros del silencio [in acquisizione @ biblio Maldura]
_ Leopoldo María Panero (2000): Agujero llamado Nevermore, Madrid: Cátedra
- Alberto Méndez (2004): Los girasoles ciegos, Barcelona: Anagrama

- Carlos Alvar, José-Carlos Mainer, Rosa Navarro (2000): Storia della letteratura spagnola. Vol II: l’età contemporanea, Torino: Einaudi

For non-attending students:

- Maria Grazia Profeti (ed.) (2001): L'età contemporanea della letteratura spagnola: Il Novecento, Scandicci: La Nuova Italia [as a substitute for Alvar-Mainer-Navarro]. THE VOLUME SHOULD BE STUDIED INTEGRALLY;

_ Moodle files are not requested;
_ a text to be chosen from:

_ Eduardo Mendoza (1978): El misterio de la cripta enbrujada, Barcelona: Seix Barral
_ Carmen Martín-Gaite (1978): El cuarto de atrás, Madrid: Austral
_ Belén Gopegui (2011): Deseo de ser punk, Barcelona: Anagrama
_ Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1998): Los mares del sur, MAdrid: Santillana
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)