SPANISH LITERATURE II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide students with the basic knowledge of the literature of the Siglo de Oro (16th and 17th centuries) and an accurate perception of gender-related issues. Information and opinions offered to help tie deeds to the historical period in which they were written and the problems related to it.During the course the student learns the fundamentals a:
- study authors, works, and ideas of the Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and the cultural and historical-political context-in which lie.
-understand and follow, based on the data collected, the analysis of a literary text that presents a linguistic and literary complexity
-find independent information on the subject using the bibliography both digital-print prove its ability to expose in Italian-with coherence, logic and appropriate language issues addressed.
-demonstrate an understanding of linguistics that corresponds to a level B2.
Course contents summary
The course is held in Italian language, but there are some parallels in the Spanish language, in order to provide the student an opportunity to become acquainted with the literary and linguistic lexicon. The course will address a basic theme of Spanish literature, namely the forms and contents of seventeenth-century comedy. The first lessons will be geared to a more general framework, in order to define the various subgenres of comedia, the different forms of representation, performing techniques used. The second part of the course will be given to opposing proposals for writing and theatrical legalism (in support of or in opposition to Lope de Vega and his arte nuevo) and influence on Spanish theatre by Italian contemporary theatre. In this regard will be reported to the main Spanish texts which follow a precise source. among them will be commented and translated some songs, available in the original language, including the fragment of Comedia venatoria, which derives directly from the Aminta of Tasso. The works read in class constants are reported, the artifice and dramatic purposes: plot, characterization, monologues, etc. The description of the literary and historical context will therefore always accompanied by detailed analysis of the texts. As commented in class student will be integrated with the study of a short historical-literary profile del Siglo de oro and some works (bilingual version), which will be listed by the teacher and will be visible at the end of the course, both on the website and in paper version at the Foreign languages and literatures’s Area.
With regard to the historical-literary approach: Franco Meregalli, La civiltà spagnola, Mursia and Pierluigi Crovetto, Cultura spagnola, Editori Riuniti. More references will be provided during the course and will be listed in the exam program.
In the classes, held in Italian, the teacher will use both reference bibliography of course that more paper or visual materials to the authors and the kind analyzed in more general historical-literary context. The course will be accompanied by interventions in Spanish that will explore the diffusion mode written comedies of the seventeenth century, with the aim of offering a broader and different perspective of knowledge that allows the student to compete with its ability to understand and be stimulated towards a vision wide literary phenomenon.
Assessment methods and criteria
The verification of knowledge and skills is through the oral exam in English language. The knowledge and skills that you want to verify are:
-knowledge of authors, works and literary movements of the period in question and their historical context.
-ability to study independently, store, synthesize, rework and expose the topics covered in the course, expressing themselves appropriately. Ability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of classical texts.
-corresponding to a linguistic competence level B2.
Failure assessment is determined by lack, demonstrated by the student in the oral test, to express themselves appropriately, inability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of classical texts. An adequate evaluation (from 18 to 23/30) is determined by the student demonstration of learning the basic content of the course and his ability to understand a language level B2; by a sufficient level of both independent preparation of ability of solving problems relating to the retrieval of bibliographic information. Average scores are awarded to the student who can prove that they have a more than adequate (24 and 25/30) or good (26 and 27/30) evaluation indicators listed above. The highest scores (from 28 to 30 and 30/30 cum laude) are awarded when the student demonstrates a very good to excellent level of evaluation indicators.