|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-LIN/06|
This course aims to introduce students to the knowledge of the history of Latin American ideas from the second part of the 19th century. Significant cultural texts of the period will be analyzed which will make it possible to interpret the dialectic between discussions, concepts, ideas and history. There will be particular emphasis on grasping a working knowledge of the topic and on your representation of: processes of institutionalization, theoretical-conceptual processes, text/content production.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to notable moments in the cultural and literary history of Hispano-American countries such as the Spanish conquest, the colonial period and independence.
During this course, particular attention will be paid to the period defined as “interregno”, which goes from the end of the wars of independence(19th century) to the formation of the Nation-states. This period of instability has been called the Spanish-American “second emancipation”. The student must acquire the knowledge of the cultural history of the period studied necessary for:
-an analysis of the forms of the Hispano-American identity
-achieve a theoretical method of discussion analysis that allows you to connect the social conditions of production, symbolic contents and forms of enunciation;
-examine the ideological representations present in the body of the proposed text through the configuration of themes, concepts, and argumentative scenarios;
-analyze the contexts in which knowledge is produced and the ways in which it is presented;
-understand the meaning and importance of the period’s culture starting from a contemporary perspective;
-identify significant moments in the cultural history of the period;
-promote critical and argumentative reading on the themes and problems of the period’s culture
-observe the style of writing of the proposed texts
54 lecture hours. The first 36 hours that correspond to 6 CFU9 will take place in the 1st semester. The last 18 hours, borrowed from Hispano-American Literature and Culture II (code 68281), will take place in the 2nd semester.
During the lessons you will read and analyze significant texts of the most important intellectuals of the period, paying particular attention to the historical, political, and economic frame of reference
Historia de América Latina, (Leslie Bethell, ed) t.7, cap. I e III;
Historia de América Latina, (Leslie Bethell, ed) t. 8, cap., I e IV.
Carlos Beorlegui, Historia del pensamiento filosófico latinoamericano, cap 5.
Students not attending class in person must agree on the program with the Lecturer.
Lessons will start during the week beginning with Monday, October 3rd, 2022. The schedule will be provided in due time.
The exams will consist of an oral interview covering the course contents. In addition to the knowledge of the program, the exam will also evaluate the ability to expose the knowledge and the accurate usage of the language specific to this discipline.
Students with special educational needs and disabilities cerftified by a formal statement from an official assessment body are kindly requested to contact the instructor at the beginning of the term in order to arrange a suitable testing format.