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CODE 68280
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/06
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to introduce the knowledge of the history of Latin American ideas of the first decades of the twentieth century.  Significant cultural texts of the period will be analyzed which will allow us to interpret the dialectic between discussions, concepts, ideas and history.  There will be a particular emphasis on grasping a working knowledge of the topic and its representation of:  processes of institutionalization, theoretical-conceptual processes, producing texts

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The history of Latin American ideas, at the beginning of the 20th century, is characterized by an overcoming Positivism.  It will not be a definitive overcoming because the influence of positivist philosophy will continue to determine this story until the 1930’s…During this course particular attention will be on analyzing two important essays of the period: Ariel, di José Enrique Rodó e Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana, di José Carlos Mariátegui,

The students will have to acquire knowledge of the cultural history of the period studied necessary for:

an analysis of types of Hispanic-American  identity;

achieve a theoretical method of analysis of the discussion that makes it possible to connect the social resources, symbolic content, and the forms of enunciation;

examine the ideological representations present in the body of the proposed texts through the configuration of themes, concepts and argumentative scenarios;

analyze the contexts in which knowledge is produced and the ways in which it is represented;

understand the significance 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

 

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

54 lecture hours. The first 36 hours that correspond to 6 CFU 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. The second module (18 teaching hours) will address decolonial thinking by looking at how its leading theorists build their own argumentations in the Latin-American theoretical-political context. Special focus will be given to the Argentinian-Mexican intellectual Enrique Dussel and to the Peruvian intellectual Aníbal Quijano.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Bibliography for attending students (available through the Internet):

Carlos Beorlegui, Historia del pensamiento filosófico latinoamericano, cap 6. pp. 347-380; cap 7. pp. 401-410 e 450-464;

José Enrique RodóAriel;

 José Carlos Mariátegui,  Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana;

Book chapters will be made available through Aulaweb.

Bibliography for non-attending students (available through the Internet):

Carlos Beorlegui, Historia del pensamiento filosófico latinoamericano, cap 5; 6; 7.

José Enrique RodóAriel;

 José Carlos Mariátegui,  Siete ensayos de interpretación de la realidad peruana

Historia de América Latina, (Leslie Bethell, ed) t. 8, cap., I;

Book chapters will be made available through Aulaweb.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.