SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55865
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8467 Art History and artistic heritage management (LM-89) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/05
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course offers a literary, cultural, social and historical panorama of Spain from its origins to the seventeenth century in order to provide students with the tools to understand and appreciate the authors and main works of the period, with particular attention to the Siglo de Oro.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through course attendance and individual study, the student:

- knows the evolution of the history of Spanish literature from its origins to the seventeenth century.

- can read and translate a literary text

- can contextualize a literary work or a text

- can comment and analyze a literary text

- will know the literary epochs and the historical-political and cultural contexts in which they developed

- will know how to relate the great European cultural currents to the works and authors studied.

Teaching methods

36 hours of lectures, individual study of the manuals in the bibliography, study of the material published in aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Castilian literature of the Middle Ages:

Jarchas, Poema de Mio Cid, mester de clerecía, El Arcipreste de Hita, los Cancioneros, Jorge Manrique, La Celestina, los Romanceros.

- "Siglo de Oro" (Renaissance and Baroque):

Poetry (Garcilaso de la Vega, san Juan de la Cruz, fray Luis de León, santa Teresa de Jesús, Luis de Góngora, Francisco de Quevedo);

Prose (Lazarillo de Tormes, Miguel de Cervantes);

Theatre (Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca).

During the lessons, we will read, comment and analyze a selection of texts. We will also consider the birth and development of the various literary currents, placing them in the historical-political, economic and artistic framework of the western culture in which they come to life.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

  1. Appunti delle lezioni
  2. Testi letterari inseriti in aulaweb
  3. Diccionario de tópicos literarios (disponible su aulaweb).
  4. Cesare Segre, “Costruzioni rettilinee e costruzioni a spirale nel Don Chisciotte”, in Le strutture e il tempo, Torino, Einaudi, 1974, pp. 183-219.
  5. Felipe B. Pedraza – Milagros Rodríguez, “La ‘comedia’: caracteres, evolución, entorno”, in Manual de literatura española IV. Barroco: teatro (disponible su aulaweb).

For non-attending students:

  1. Carlos Alvar, José Carlos Mainer, Rosa Navarro, Breve historia de la literatura española, Madrid, Alianza, 1997 (terza ristampa: 2019). Capitoli “La edad media” e “La edad de Oro”.
  2. Cesare Segre, “Costruzioni rettilinee e costruzioni a spirale nel Don Chisciotte”, in Le strutture e il tempo, Torino, Einaudi, 1974, pp. 183-219.
  3. Felipe B. Pedraza – Milagros Rodríguez, “La ‘comedia’: caracteres, evolución, entorno”, in Manual de literatura española IV. Barroco: teatro (disponible su aulaweb).
  4. Due testi (in qualunque edizione) a scelta tra:

- F. de Rojas, La Celestina.

- Anonimo, Lazarillo de Tormes.

- Miguel de Cervantes, don Quijote de la Mancha.

- Miguel de Cervantes, Novelas ejemplares.

- Lope de Vega, Fuenteovejuna.

- Lope de Vega, Peribáñez y el comendador de Ocaña.

- Pedro Calderón de la Barca, La vida es sueño.

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 hours of lectures, individual study of the manuals in the bibliography, study of the material published in aulaweb

LESSONS START

Thursday, 20th February 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of an interview in Italian or Spanish on the topics covered by the course. 

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. For attending students, a mid-course written test is scheduled. Students will need to demonstrate that they:

- Know the themes and stylistic evolution of Spanish literature from its origins to the seventeenth century;

- Know how to comment and analyze literary texts and contextualize them;

- Understand the original texts, primary and secondary literature on the proposed themes.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale Esame prof. Cassani L'esame si svolgerà in modalità telematica
21/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale