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Course unit
LE05120722, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SPANISH LITERATURE
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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
Other lecturers GIOVANNI CARA L-LIN/05

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2020/21 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2021 01/10/2020 30/11/2021 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
10 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
9 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
3 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ROSSI MAURA (Presidente)
BIZZARRI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No previous knowledge needed. During lessons all text will be read in Spanish (hat is, its original version) and immediately translated. Students are allowed to choose according to their skills whether they prefer the original text or a translation into Italian (or English, this applying for foreign students). Lessons will be given in Italian.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to transmit a deep insight about the main literary evolutions of García Lorca's poetic language, approached through a hybrid insight of both poetry and theatre. The main goal is to favour the acquisition of a well-established capability of authonomous analysis of the texts seen during lessons, and beyond.
Examination methods: Oral exam in Italian, or other language (English or Spanish) established with the professor BEFORE taking the exam. During the exam full reading and comprehension of the text will be assessed, as well as the students' ability to analyse and connect the primary bibliography of the course.
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 are strongly recommended not to work on 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 is articulated along the main evolution of Lorca's poetic language, going through both poetry and theatre and articulating a complex reflection upon style, language, symbols and compositive tendencies. More specifically, the course will try to cover the following macro-themes:

_ 'Romancero girano' and 'Poeta en Nueva York between duende and avantgarde;
_ liquid temporality as a framework for impossibility in 'Así que pasen cinco años';
_ apparent excentricity of 'Viaje a la luna';
_ the tragic trilogy of the so-called 'Andalusian' theatrical works;
_ (given by Professor Giovanni Cara, for the 9 CFU exam): from 'El maleficio de la mariposa' to 'Diván del Tamarit'
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Seminars (students are welcome to intervene). In order to be able to fully partecipate to the lessons, students are strongly adviced to read the theatrical texts BEFORE they are commented in class (more precise directions will of course be given during the course). At the same time, regular consultation of the Moodle page of the course is recommended, as further material or readings will be uploaded there.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Mandatory readings [the editions listed underneath are available at the Unipd library, though students are free to opt for other editions]:

Primary bibliography for the 6 CFU exam:
_ F. García Lorca: Romancero Gitano, Madrid: Cátedra
_ F. García Lorca: Poeta en Nueva York, Madrid: Cátedra
_ F. García Lorca: Así que pasen cinco años, Madrid: Cátedra
_ F. García Lorca: Viaje a la luna, Madrid: Galaxia Gutenberg
_ F. García Lorca: Bodas de sangre, Madrid: Galaxia Gutenberg
_ F. García Lorca: Yerma, Madrid: Galaxia Gutenberg
_ F. García Lorca: La casa de Bernarda Alba, Madrid: Galaxia Gutenberg

For 9 CFU, as further primary bibliography (lessons given by Prof. Giovanni Cara):

_ F. García Lorca: El maleficio de la mariposa, Madrid: Cátedra
_ F. García Lorca: Diván del Tamarit, Madrid: Galaxia Gutenberg

Secundary bibliography (for all students, both for 6 CFU and 9 CFU):

- 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 mandatory as study material;
_ a further primary text to be chosen from a list which will be uploaded on the Moodle page of the course contextually to its beginning.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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