SPANISH LITERATURE III
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the essentials of the history of XXth century Spanish literature, 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 authors, works, movements of XXth Spanish literature;
-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 Spanish 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 Spanish and of XV-XVIIIth century literature. Ability to analyze literary texts
Course contents summary
The course is dedicated to early XXth century drama, in particular Lorca's and Valle-Inclan's dramatic works, that renewed Spanish theatre. Some dramatic works will be read and analyzed during the lectures. The program will be completed with the study of some critical essays and a Spanish literature textbook.
Frontal lesson and debate.
Assessment methods and criteria
The evaluation of knowledge and skills is achieved through an oral test in 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 Spanish, 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.