SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

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Code
65314
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course offers a literary, cultural, social and historical panorama of Sephardic culture. We will analyze the authors and the most significant works of the Sephardic literature written in Judeo-Spanish over the centuries, from the expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1492) to modernity, with particular attention to the production of the XX-XI centuries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through course attendance and individual study, students will acquire the tools to:

- Read and translate literary passages into Judeo-Spanish;

- Comment, contextualize and analyze the proposed literary texts;

- Know the historical, linguistic and literary dynamics of a little-known expression of Hispanic letters.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons in Spanish with the help of multimedia material; individual study of the books in the bibliography; study of the material in aulaweb. The course will be held in the first semester (6 CFU) remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms, and in the second semester (9 CFU) in the traditional (presidential) mode, unless otherwise indicated, due to the evolution of the health situation.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Jews in Spain: culture, history, traditions, language

The expulsion: the Sephardic diaspora

Language: Judeo-Spanish

Religious literature

Traditional literary genres (Refranero, cuento popular, Romancero, Cancionero)

Adopted literary genres (Journalism, fiction, theater, poetry)

Contemporary literature

Sephardic music

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Alessia Cassani, Una lengua llamada patria. El judeoespañol en la literatura sefardí contemporánea, Barcelona, Anthropos, 2019. In particular pp.: 1-39; 55-127.
  2. Alessia Cassani (a cura di), Sentieri di Parole. Studi sul mondo sefardita contemporaneo, Firenze, Giuntina, 2019. In particular pp. 7-93; 135-151.
  3. Paloma Díaz Mas, Los sefardíes. Historia, lengua, cultura, Barcelona, Riopiedras, 2006. In particular pp.: 13-30; 65-85; 99-111; 115-150; 155-212; 217-290.
  4. Elena Romero, La creación literaria en lengua sefardí, Madrid, Mapfre, 1992.
  5. Myriam Moscona, Tela de sevoya (there are several editions, just don't take the English translation, Onioncloth)

 

The texts provided in class and the material uploaded in aulaweb will also be part of the final bibliography.

Attending students must study volumes 1. and 2. (the indicated pages) and the course notes.

Non-attending students must study volumes 1., 2., 3. (the indicated pages).

Volume 4. is recommended for those who want to explore the topic independently.

Non-attending students who must take the 9-credit exam will have to add volume 5 (the novel by Myriam Moscona).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Check the office hours on the teacher webpage. As long as the state of health emergency continues, the office hours will take place on Teams, by appointment to be agreed by email.

Exam Board

ALESSIA CASSANI (President)

MARCO SUCCIO

MICHELE PORCIELLO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons in Spanish with the help of multimedia material; individual study of the books in the bibliography; study of the material in aulaweb. The course will be held in the first semester (6 CFU) remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms, and in the second semester (9 CFU) in the traditional (presidential) mode, unless otherwise indicated, due to the evolution of the health situation.

LESSONS START

Wednesday 19 February 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an interview in Spanish on the topics covered.

Assessment methods

 

The student must demonstrate knowledge of the bibliography and course notes (for attending students), and of being able to read, translate, comment and contextualize a proposed literary text. Any further information will be provided in class and communicated through aulaweb.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale 6 settembre 2021 ore 9,00 (aula C, Polo didattico) 24 settembre 2021 (aula C, Polo didattico) Importante: le aule indicate saranno valide solo nel caso in cui la situazione sanitaria permetta lo svolgimento degli esami in presenza. In caso contrario, gli esami si svolgeranno online su Teams e le istruzioni saranno inviate agli iscritti qualche giorno prima dell’appello. Per quanto riguarda gli esami in presenza, gli studenti devono presentarsi puntuali all'appello, muniti di badge elettronico o documento d'identità.
09/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale Esame prof. Cassani L'esame si svolgerà in modalità telematica
21/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
24/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale 6 settembre 2021 ore 9,00 (aula C, Polo didattico) 24 settembre 2021 (aula C, Polo didattico) Importante: le aule indicate saranno valide solo nel caso in cui la situazione sanitaria permetta lo svolgimento degli esami in presenza. In caso contrario, gli esami si svolgeranno online su Teams e le istruzioni saranno inviate agli iscritti qualche giorno prima dell’appello. Per quanto riguarda gli esami in presenza, gli studenti devono presentarsi puntuali all'appello, muniti di badge elettronico o documento d'identità.

FURTHER INFORMATION

This course is part of the research project “MemWar. Memories of Wars and Traumas of the Twentieth century” of the LCM Department (https://memwarunige.hypotheses.org/). Students are warmly invited to participate in the theatre workshop on the memory of wars (for info and registration https://corsi.unige.it/8740/news/5566-laboratorio-teatrale-narramondo-per-progetto-memwar). Participation in the theater workshop entitles you to 3 CFUs.