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Course unit
SPANISH LITERATURE 1 (Iniziali cognome M-Z)
LE08104534, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

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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
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
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)
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)

Prerequisites: No previous knowledge needed. During lessons 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, this applying 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 seen, 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 (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
- 'De-humanizing' theory and practice: Ortega y Gasset and Valle-Inclán;
_ García Lorca as a poet and playwright;
_ Francoist spain as seen from within and outside;
- Literature during democracy: from the transition from nowadays
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; 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
- José Ortega y Gasset: La deshumanización del arte [fornito dalla docente sulla piattaforma Moodle]
- Federico García Lorca: selección poética presa da Arturo Ramoneda (ed.) (2011): Antología poética de la generación del ‘27, Madrid: Castalia [fornita in dispensa dalla docente]
- Federico García Lorca (1989): La casa de Bernarda Alba, Madrid: Cátedra
- Miguel Delibes (2010): Cinco horas con Mario, Barcelona: Austral
- Jorge Semprún (1995): La escritura o la vida, Barcelona: Tusquets
- Alberto Méndez (2004): Los girasoles ciegos, Barcelona: Alfaguara

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

Further information will be provided during lessons and on the Moodle page of the course.

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, Mdrid: Santillana
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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