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SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

CODE 65288
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/05
    LANGUAGE Spanish
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Contemporary Spain (1975-2015) through History and Literature

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Through attendance at the course and individual study, the students will learn about the ideological evolution of Spain from the second half of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century, with particular reference to the first policies in favor of female emancipation and their historical and political context. The students will be able to relate the great European cultural currents with the works and authors studied, also establishing links between them.

    The student will be able to read, contextualize and paraphrase the proposed literary texts in Spanish. He will also be able to comment and analyze a literary text of the period, identifying literary stylistic features and figures of speech.

    TEACHING METHODS

    36 hours of lectures in spanish with the help of multimedia material.

    Before each lesson, the teacher will upload on Aulaweb the literary texts that will be commented, so that students can have them with them in class. The teacher will also upload support material and suggestions for those wishing to autonomously expand the study of a specific theme.

    The teacher will also use Aulaweb to communicate with students, who are therefore invited to sign-in on the course page on this platform.

    Particular emphasis will be given to reading, commenting and analyzing a selection of proposed texts.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The beginnings of feminist movements in the 19th century.

    Institutions and cultural centers that have promoted women's education and female empowerment in Spain.

    Civil rights and the parliamentary battles to obtain them; the political debate on universal suffrage.

    The forerunners: María de Maeztu, Clara Campoamor, Victoria Kent, Carmen de Burgos.

    Las Sinsombrero and the Generación del 27: María Zambrano, María Teresa León, Josefina de la Torre, Rosa Chacel, Ernestina de Champourcín, Concha Méndez, Margarita Manso, Luisa Carnés, Elisabeth Mulder, Carmen Conde, Gloria de la Prada, Pilar de Valderrama .

    Presence of female writers in the literary circles of the 1920s and 1930s.

    Spanich civil war and exile.

    The reconstruction of historical cultural memory.

    The new trends of literary criticism and the proposal of a new canon of contemporary Spanish literature.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For attending students:

    1. Lecture notes

    2. An anthology of texts available in Aulaweb

    3. Alessia Cassani, María de Maeztu: los conflictos de la hora actual, in Carmen Gil Fombellida and Larraitz Ariznabarreta (coord..), Exilio y humanidades. Las rutas de la Cultura. Ochenta años después, San Sebastián, Hamaika Bide Elkartea, 2021, pp. 125-140 (Available on Aulaweb).

    4. Castillo Martín, Marcia, Contracorriente: Memorias de escritoras de los años veinte, “Espéculo (Revista de estudios literarios)”, Madrid, 17, 2001 (online).

    5. Nuñez Rey, Concepción, El ensayismo de Carmen de Burgos, Colombine, en defensa de la igualdad de la mujer, “Estudios Románicos”, Vol. 27, 2018, pp. 61-74 (available on Aulaweb)

    6. A text chosen by one of the authors studied, to be agreed with the teacher

    For non-attending students:

    1. AA.VV., Peces en la tierra. Antología de mujeres poetas en torno a la Generación del 27, Edición de Pepa Merlo, Sevilla, Fundación José Manuel Lara, 2010.

    2. AA.VV., Con voz propia. La mujer en la literatura española de los siglos XIX y XX, Valladolid, Instituto Castellano y Leonés de la Lengua / Junta de Castilla y León, 2006.

    3. Castillo Martín, Marcia, Contracorriente: Memorias de escritoras de los años veinte, “Espéculo (Revista de estudios literarios)”, Madrid, 17, 2001 (online).

    4. Nuñez Rey, Concepción, El ensayismo de Carmen de Burgos, Colombine, en defensa de la igualdad de la mujer, “Estudios Románicos”, Vol. 27, 2018, pp. 61-74 (available on Aulaweb).

    5. Cassani, Alessia, María de Maeztu: los conflictos de la hora actual, in Carmen Gil Fombellida and Larraitz Ariznabarreta (coord..), Exilio y humanidades. Las rutas de la Cultura. Ochenta años después, San Sebastián, Hamaika Bide Elkartea, 2021, pp. 125-140 (Available on Aulaweb).

    6. A text chosen by one of the authors studied, to be agreed with the teacher

    Further bibliographic reference:

    Alonso Valero, Encarna, Feminismo y vanguardia. La producción literaria femenina en la España de los años 20 y 30, “Pandora: Féminité(s), Revue de l’Université Paris VIII” (5): (2005), pp. 163-169.

    Castillo Martín, Marcia, Las convidadas de papel. Mujer, memoria y literatura en la España de los años veinte, Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, Centro Asesor de la Mujer, 2001.

    Miró, Emilio, Antología de poetisas del 27, Madrid, Castalia, 1999.

    Zavala, Iris M. (1998). Breve historia feminista de la Literatura Española (en lengua Castellana): V. La literatura escrita por mujer (Del siglo XIX a la actualidad). Barcelona: Anthropos.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lectures are scheduled for the second semester (start in february 2023)

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam consists of an oral interview in Spanish on the topics covered by the course. During the exam, students must demonstrate that they have acquired general theoretical knowledge and also that thay know how to comment the literary texts (previously analyzed in class). The ability to critically rework the contents and to establish connections and analogies between works, authors and literary currents will be positively evaluated.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The student must demonstrate knowledge of the bibliography and course notes (for attending students), and of being able to read, comment and contextualize a proposed literary text. Students will have to demonstrate that:

    - They know the themes and stylistic evolution of the Spanish literature of the periods studied;

    - They know how to comment and analyze the proposed literary texts and contextualize them;

    - They understand the original texts, primary and secondary literature on the proposed themes.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account the learning methods individuals and provide suitable compensatory instruments.