Academic year 2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title LETTERATURA SPAGNOLA 1
Course code LT0011 (AF:248090 AR:135719)
Modality On campus classes
ECTS credits 6
Subdivision Class 1
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code L-LIN/05
Period 1st Semester
Course year 1
Spazio Moodle Link allo spazio del corso
Course objectives
Plural Spain
The teaching of Spanish literature consists of a semester module and aims to give students a broad understanding of the historical and cultural context and literary production in Spain of the twentieth century with a focus on the literary and linguistic diversity of Spain.
It also aims to provide some critical and methodological base to students, for the acquisition, understanding and analysis of texts that promote their independence of judgment.
The lessons, readings, text analysis and examinations will take place mainly in Italian and Spanish, in order to consolidate comprehension skills and communication in an appropriate language.
The course includes a survey of Spanish literature of the late twentieth century, an introduction to the history of Spain from the Second Republic to the present day and reading an anthology of poetry and prose anbd a novel by Najat el Hachmi.

The course presents a profile of the literature and history of Spanish culture from Modernism to the present day. It includes readings of a literary anthology and a a novel by Najat el Hachmi.
The study of the salient features of the great aesthetic-literary currents and poetic and narrative forms in their evolution will complement some insights of authors and works of particular importance.
Referral texts
a) Required Readings
a.1. Anthology provided by the prefessor.
a.2. Najat el Hachmi, El último patriarca, Madrid, Booket, 2010, (Integrale).

b) Study Texts
b.1. Remo Ceserani, Guida breve allo studio della letteratura, Roma-Bari, Laterza, u.e. (pp. da 22 a 42; da 100 a 129; da 149 a 178.).

b.2. Gabriele Morelli, Danilo Manera, Letteratura spagnola del Novecento. Dal modernismo al postmoderno, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, pp. 1-279
Type of exam
Assessment methods
The exam is done through a written test (in Italian or Spanish according to student's choice) and it will verify the knowledge of literary history of the twentieth century and significant works, the ability to understand a literary text and use critical and methodological tools to analyze it, written communication skills, self-reflection on the themes and texts discussed during the course.
-3 Short questions about the history, and books of Ceserani and Morelli-Manera (3x2 = 6 points).
-4 Questions about the texts: dues on Anthology, two on the novel Najat el Hachmi, El último patriarch (4x6 = 24)
During the written exam it is not allowed the use of books, notes, electronic media.
Active participation in lessons and two cultural activities indicated by the teacher will award a bonus of up to 3 points on the final grade.
Teaching methods
Lectures with the help of texts, films, documentaries and interviews in Italian and Spanish.
Teaching language
Course taught in Italian and Spanish.
The file "Calendario" in "materiali isa" (available after the first class meeting) provides the daily activities/readings of this course.
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • Use of open-source software
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