SPANISH LITERATURE 1

Academic year 2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title LETTERATURA SPAGNOLA 1
Course code LT0011 (AF:248092 AR:135721)
Modality On campus classes
ECTS credits 6
Subdivision Class 3
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code L-LIN/05
Period 1st Semester
Course year 1
Where VENEZIA
Course objectives
This course explores poetry and fiction from contemporary Spain starting with the literary movements of the 1920s until today. A critical reading of representative texts and authors of this period will shape our view of the cultural and literary world of this period.
Pre-requirements
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Contents
This course explores poetry and fiction from contemporary Spain starting with the literary movements of the 1920s until today. A critical reading of representative texts and authors of this period will shape our view of the cultural and literary world of this period.
This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of Spain’s literature and history. We will read a selection of texts from the Hispanic Modernismo movement to present-day narratives, including a novel by Catalan writer Najat El Hachmi. Students should demonstrate knowledge of elements of literary analysis.
i. Hispanic Modernismo. Rubén Darío, Antonio Machado and Juan Ramón Jiménez, Ramón del Valle-Inclán.
ii. Avant-garde Movements and the Generación del ’27. Federico García Lorca, Pedro Salinas, Rafael Alberti, Luis Cernuda.
iii. Post-Spanish Civil War to Present Day. Selection of short stories and a novel by Najat El Hachmi
Referral texts
Readings
a. Reading packet prepared by professor
b. Najat El Hachmi [2010], El último patriarca, Madrid, Booket, 2010.

Additional Reading
1. Remo Ceserai, Guida breve allo studio della letteratura, Roma-Bari, Laterza, u.e. (pp. 22-42; 100-129; 149-178).
2. Gabrielle Morelli, Danilo Manera, Letteratura spagnola del Novecento. Dal modernismo al postmoderno, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, pp. 1-279.
Type of exam
written
Assessment methods
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Teaching methods
Class meetings will consist of lectures and groups discussions. There will also be use of audiovisual materials such as film clips, documentaries, and other resources to complement the readings for the course
Teaching language
Other language
Other
Course Materials and Assignments
• All course materials and assignments will be made available online with the exception of the novel which should be purchased in book form.