Academic year
2019/2020 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT0081 (AF:321359 AR:166278)
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course is characterizing for students who chooses Spanish language and literature A or B during the studies on «Lingue, civiltà e scienze del linguaggio», for every three plans (Letterario-culturale, Linguistico-filologico-glottodidattico, Politico-internazionale). Could be also chosen in the studying plan as free-choice credits or as an integrative course.
The course aims to offer and approach to Spanish modern culture (from Golden Age till 20th century) through theatre. Four dramatic plays, from different cultural times will be studied, among a selection of critical texts for the contextualization of literary works and with the support of graphic an audiovisual materials for the spectacular dimension.
Knowledge and understanding
- The principal features of culture and literature of Spanish 17-20 centuries.
- The analysis tools and it specific terminology, among the critical tradition.
- The skills to read and analyze critically text in Spanish from classical and contemporary period.
Ability to apply knowledge and skills:
- Frame the dramatic text and the dramatic spectacle in its socio-cultural and literary context.
- Apply critically the tools of text analysis and discuss other critical opinions.
Judgement ability
- Self-evaluation of comprehension capacities of Spanish language
- Critical analysis of literary texts (structure, linguistical aspects, relations with culture, etc.), autonomous judgement in the interpretation and discussion of texts.
Communicative skills
- Speaking and writing (in Spanish) ability of communication (with specialists and non-specialists), in order to provide information, express ideas, put and resolve questions about Spanish culture and literature (specially about Cervantes) in a critical way, using the suitable bibliography and terminology.
- Plan the study of the provided material with autonomy, select the bibliographical and electronic sources to increase the knowledge of Cervantes' and Spanish literature.
Knowledge of the Spanish language to read critic and literary texts.
1. Introduction: theatre's radiography
1.1. Poetic and poetics
1.2. Face to face: Spain and European panorama
2. Golden Age theatre (16-17th centuries)
2.1. Dramatical cartography: authors, genres, system
2.2. A revolutionary manifest: form and meaning of Arte nuevo
2.3. Spanish tragedy: Lope' El castigo sin venganza
3. Docere et delectare: theatre of 18th century
3.1. Ideas and Enlightenment
3.2. Fernández de Moratín's El sí de las niñas
4. Romantic passions in 19th century theatre
4.1. Theatre in 19th century
4.2. Romantic drama: Zorilla's Don Juan Tenorio
5. Heads and tails in 20th century theatre
5.1. From fin de siècle to impossible theatre
5.1. García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba
Testi obbligatori
1. VEGA, Félix Lope de, El castigo sin venganza, ed. A. García Reidy, Barcelona, Crítica, 2009.
2. FERNÁNDEZ DE MORATÍN, Leandro, La comedia nueva. El sí de las niñas, ed. J. Pérez-Magallón, Madrid, RAE, 2015.
3. ZORRILLA, José, Don Juan Tenorio, ed. A. J. Sáez y A. Sánchez Jiménez, en prensa. [Moodle]
4. GARCÍA LORCA, Federico, La casa de Bernarda Alba, ed. M.ª F. Vilches de Frutos, Madrid, Cátedra, 2006.
Letture integrative
ARELLANO, Ignacio, Historia del teatro español del siglo XVII, Madrid, Cátedra, 1995 [pp. 61-140 y 447-517].
CANAVAGGIO, Jean, Historia de la literatura española. IV. El siglo XVIII, Barcelona, Ariel, 1995 [pp. 1-21 y 89-118].
— Historia de la literatura española. V. El siglo XIX, Barcelona, Ariel, 1995 [pp. 1-29 y 163-192].
PÉREZ, Joseph, Entender la historia de España, Madrid, La esfera de los libros, 2011 [pp. 71-241].
Letture consigliate
ALBIAC BLANCO, María Dolores, Historia de la literatura española, 4. Razón y sentimiento (1692-1800), Barcelona, Crítica, 2011.
ALONSO, Cecilio, Historia de la literatura española, 5. Hacia una literatura nacional (1800-1900), Barcelona, Crítica, 2010.
ALVAR, Carlos, José-Carlos MAINER y Rosa NAVARRO DURÁN, Breve historia de la literatura española, Madrid, Alianza, 1997.
ANTONUCCI, Fausta, El salvaje en la comedia del Siglo de Oro: historia de un tema de Lope a Calderón, Pamplona, Eunsa, 1995.
ARELLANO, Ignacio, Calderón y su escuela dramática, Madrid, Ediciones del Laberinto, 2001.
CALDERA, Ermanno, El teatro español en la época romántica, Madrid, Castalia, 2001.
CHECA BELTRÁN, José, Razones del buen gusto: poética española del neoclasicismo, Madrid, CSIC, 1998.
CRUICKSHANK, Don W., Calderón de la Barca. Su carrera secular, trad. J. L. Gil Aristu, Madrid, Gredos, 2011. [Original: Don Pedro Calderón, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009.]
PEDRAZA JIMÉNEZ, Felipe B., Calderón: vida y teatro, Madrid, Alianza, 2000.
— y Milagros RODRÍGUEZ CÁCERES, Las épocas de la literatura española, Barcelona, Ariel, 1997.
RUIZ PÉREZ, Pedro, Historia de la literatura española, 3. El siglo del arte nuevo (1598-1691), Barcelona, Crítica, 2010.
SEBOLD, Russell P., Trayectoria del Romanticismo español: desde la ilustración hasta Bécquer, Barcelona, Critica, 1983.
[Nota bene: many of these didactic (and others) materials will be online during the lessons.]
Two modalities: 1) the active participation of the student during lessons, and 2) a final oral exam (in Spanish).
The course consists of theoretical and practical lessons (analysis of literary texts): furthermore the explanations, students will have to prepare the readings to discuss critically among the lessons.
Teaching language: Spanish.
The document «Calendario» in Moodle (online since the first lesson) provides the activities and readings of the course day-by day.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 05/06/2019