The course aims at providing students with in-depth knowledge on some themes and authors of Spanish literature with a precise analysis and interpretation of linguistically complex texts. The student will learn: - to consolidate his knowledge of literary texts and to identify the main features: stylistic topics, relationship form-content, adaptation to the literary genre, etc. - to find bibliographic information on the subject matter of the course and on other issues - to demonstrate his competence in analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the proposed frameworks and thematically complex topics - to expound his knowledge in Spanish with coherence, logic and an appropriate language, demonstrating a linguistic skill corresponding to level C1 - to develop learning and analysis skills acquired during the course, so that they can be used in other contexts and autonomously.
Good knowledge of Spanish; knowledge of the most important items of the history of Spanish literature.
Course contents summary
The course, in Spanish, aims at deepening the literary and linguistic knowledge previously acquired. The lectures will be dedicated to the genre of novel in the first years of the posguerra period and particularly to “Nada” by Carmen Laforet.
Carmen Laforet, Nada, ed. de Rosa Navarro Durán, Barcelona, Destino (colección Austral), 2017 (1° ed. 2010)
Further bibliographic items will be available at the beginning of the course.
Frontal lesson and debate.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam in Spanish. The evaluation of knowledge and skills is achieved through a written and an oral test 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 written and oral competence in Italian language, above all related to language and register appropriate to the exposition of literary contents.
Oral exam. The exam is intended to evaluate the acquisition of the knowledge and competence required, the ability to process them and use them, 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 writtten and 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 written and 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.