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CODE 65314
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course offers a literary, cultural, social and historical panorama of Spain in the first three decades of the twentieth century, with the aim of providing students with the tools to understand and appreciate the authors and main works of the Spanish literary avant-garde.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through attendance at the course and individual study, the student will know the evolution of the history of Spanish literature in the first three decades of the twentieth century and the historical-political and cultural context of these decades. They will be able to relate the great European cultural currents with the works and authors studied, also establishing links between them.

The students will be able to read, paraphrase and translate the literary texts proposed in Spanish and contextualize a literary work. They will also be able to comment and analyze a literary text of the time studied, identifying literary stylistic features, topoi and figures of speech.

TEACHING METHODS

During the first 36 hours of lessons (1st semester) all the topics that make up the course program will be covered. In the remaining 18 hours (2nd semester) we will proceed with the in-depth study of some specific themes through reading passages and watching videos.

Before each lesson, when possible, the literary texts that will be commented on will be made available on Aulaweb, so that students can have them with them in class. In Aulaweb the teacher is going to upload also support material, various types of in-depth analyzes and suggestions for those students who wish to autonomously expand the study of a specific theme.

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

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

“Spanish avant-garde”:

Poetry (Vicente Huidobro, the Ultraísmo, Lucía Sánchez Saornil).

Prose (Ramón Gómez de la Serna and greguería, avant-garde prose and micro-stories).

Aesthetics (Ramón Gómez de la Serna, José Ortega y Gasset, the “Isms”).

During the lessons, due emphasis will be given to the study of the birth and development of the various literary currents, placing them in the historical-political, economic, artistic framework of Western culture in which they come to life. However, students' attention will be particularly drawn to the literary text. A selection of proposed texts, made available, when possible, through Aulaweb, will be read, commented and analyzed.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For attending students:

  1. Notes of the lessons.
  2. Literary texts (inserted, when possible, in Aulaweb):
  • José Ortega y Gasset: La Deshumanización del arte.
  • Ramón Gómez de la Serna, El alma de los objetos. Minificciones, ed. de R. Cabañas Alamán, eolas ediciones, 2019.
  • Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Corcel de fuego, ed. de Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles, Ediciones Torremozas, 2020.
  • Vicente Huidobro, Altazor and Poemas árticos (passages and poems indicated by the teacher).
  • 3. A further selection of literary texts and essays will be provided by the teacher.

For non attending students:

  1. Literary texts (quando possibile inseriti in Aulaweb):
  • José Ortega y Gasset: La Deshumanizacion del arte.
  • Ramón Gómez de la Serna, El alma de los objetos. Minificciones, ed. de R. Cabañas Alamán, eolas ediciones, 2019.
  • Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Corcel de fuego, ed. de Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles, Ediciones Torremozas, 2020.
  • Vicente Huidobro, Altazor e Poemas árticos (passages and poems indicated by the teacher).

       2. A further selection of literary texts and essays will be provided by the teacher.

      3.   Manual upon indication of the professor.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2 October 2023.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an interview in Italian or Spanish on the topics covered by the course.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

- Know the themes and stylistic evolution of the first three decades of the twentieth century Spanish literature.

- Know how to comment and analyze literary texts and contextualize them.

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 individual and provide suitable compensatory tools.