Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the essentials of the history of Spanish literature from 18th to 20th century, making it possible to understand literary phenomena, deepen the study of the authors and analyze the texts studied during the course. Particularly, the student learns to:
-know the main authors, works, movements of Spanish literature from 18th to 20th century;
-understand and analyze poetry, drama and narrative (in the original language);
-find, understand and re-elaborate autonomously about the issued mentioned, using the bibliography;
-express and discuss in Italian contents and analysis, and make judgements on the issues studied, using an appropriate linguistic register and the specific vocabulary of literary studies;
-apply the skills developed in the course to the literary texts autonomously studied.
Good knowledge of Italian and basic knowledge of Spanish.
Course contents summary
The course covers the Spanish literature from 18th to 20th century, of which the major literary phenomena, the authors and the most significant works will be studied. Students are required individual study of a manual of Spanish literature (which will deepen their knowledge of the historical and cultural, artistic and literary movements of the period), and of some poetic and narrative works (in the Italian translation or in Spanish with Italian text). The detailed list of the works will be indicated in the examination program which will be available on the website of the Area of Foreign Languages and Literatures from the beginning of the lessons.
C. Alvar, J.-C. Mainer, R. Navarro, Storia della letteratura spagnola, Torino, Einaudi, vol. II. More references will be provided during the course.
The lectures, in Italian, will present the historic and cultural context, the authors and the selected works, and will guide the student in the use of the bibliography, which will be deepened through individual study; the lectures will also present the Spanish texts, that will be read, translated and analyzed by the professor, stimulating at the same time the intervention of the students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The evaluation of knowledge and skills is achieved through an oral test in Italian and Spanish. The knowledge and skills verified through the test are:
- the knowledge of the historical and cultural context, of literary phenomena, authors and texts of the period taken into consideration, including through an individual study and autonomous re-elaboration of contents;
- the skill of reading, understanding and analyzing the literary texts presented during the course;
- a good oral competence in Italian language, above all related to language and register appropriate to the exposition of literary contents.
The oral test is intended to evaluate the acquisition of the knowledge and competence required, the ability to process them and use them independently, and the ability to apply them to text analysis.
Therefore, an evaluation of failure is determined by a lack of knowledge of the minimum requirements established by the course and of the ability to re-elaborate them independently, by the lack of understanding and analysis of the texts studied and adequate oral competence in Italian and Spanish. A sufficient evaluation (18-23/30) is determined by the acquisition of the minimum requirements established by the course, by the demonstration of a sufficient capacity for autonomous re-elaboration and understanding and analysis of the texts, and sufficient oral competence in Italian and Spanish. An average evaluation (24-27/30) is determined by the achievement of a more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) level of the indicators above. A high evaluation (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) is determined by the achievement of a very good to excellent level of the same evaluation indicators.