SPANISH LITERATURE 1
|Academic year||2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||LETTERATURA SPAGNOLA 1|
|Course code||LT0011 (AF:248091 AR:135720)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||L-LIN/05|
|Spazio Moodle||Link allo spazio del corso|
Through the most significant novel by Joan Sales and further readings of some short stories, written by some of the foremost Spanish contemporary writers, the course aims at sketching an outline of literature and memory on/of the Spanish Civil War (and the postwar period) and its relationship with today’s Spaniards. The first ten hours of lectures will be devoted to explain the social and political background of Spain during the Second Republic and the Civil War. After that, lectures will be focused on the origins of "Uncertain Glory" and the point of view of this novel on the topic dealt with. The last ten hours of lecture will be devoted to the most recent novelistic literature on the Spanish Civil War and its relation with "Uncertain Glory". At the end of lectures students will be able to better understand much of the novels of/on the period between 1931-1939.
a) Joan Sales, Uncertain Glory, translated by Peter Bush, London, MacLehose Press, 2014.
Ignacio Martínez de Pisón (ed.), Partes de guerra, Barcelona, RBA, 2009 (Choice of two short stories)
b) Fabio Vittorini, Il testo narrativo, Roma, Carocci, 2008 (integrale).
Andrés Trapiello, Las armas y las letras. Literatura y guerra civil, Barcelona, Destino, 2010 (pp. 27-47, 137-213, 427-487).
Harry Browne, Spain's Civil War, London, Longman.
This course is recommended to students of the international politics curriculum.
- Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book