SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Last update 15/06/2021 13:01
Code
104364
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/05
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
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 bibliography, study of the material published in aulaweb. Unless otherwise indicated due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in traditional (presidential) mode. Students are invited to check any additional information on 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. Notes of the lessons
  2. Literary texts inserted in aulaweb
  3. Diccionario de tópicos literarios (available in 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. (available aulaweb)
  5. Felipe B. Pedraza – Milagros Rodríguez, “La ‘comedia’: caracteres, evolución, entorno”, in Manual de literatura española IV. Barroco: teatro (available aulaweb).

Students who are NOT attending the course of Modern Languages and Cultures can request an alternative text, in Italian, to replace the text in point 5.

For non attending students:

  1. Carlos Alvar, José Carlos Mainer, Rosa Navarro, Storia della letteratura spagnola. Vol. 1. Il Medioevo e l’età d’oro, Torino, Einaudi, 2000.
  2. Cesare Segre, “Costruzioni rettilinee e costruzioni a spirale nel Don Chisciotte”, in Le strutture e il tempo, Torino, Einaudi, 1974, pp. 183-219. (available in aulaweb).
  3. Felipe B. Pedraza – Milagros Rodríguez, “La ‘comedia’: caracteres, evolución, entorno”, in Manual de literatura española IV. Barroco: teatro (available in aulaweb).
  4. Two books (in critical edition with notes and introduction) to choose from:

- 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.

Students who are NOT attending the course of Modern Languages and Cultures can request an alternative text, in Italian, to replace the text in point 5.

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.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 hours of lectures, individual study of the bibliography, study of the material published in aulaweb. Unless otherwise indicated due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in traditional (presidential) mode. Students are invited to check any additional information on aulaweb.