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CODE 68281
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/06
LANGUAGE Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 LEARNING OUTCOMES

During this course, you will analyze the causes - cultural, political, ideological - that have determined the process of Hispanic-American cultural emancipation of the nineteenth century.

The teaching aims to raise awareness of the salient moments of this history that lead the former colonies to question the problem of their own identity.  Students will acquire the knowledge of the cultural history of the period studied necessary for:

-an analysis of the forms of Hispanic-American identity;

-understanding the historical and social processes in which the Hispanic-American identity is manifested

-achieve a theoretical method from the analysis of discussion that allows you to connect the social conditions of production, 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 context in which the knowledge is produced and the ways in which it is represented;

-understand the meaning and importance of the culture of the period starting from a contemporary perspective;

-identify significant moments in the cultural history of the period;

-promote critical and argumentative reading on themes and problems of the culture of the period;

-observe the style of writing in 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 will be held 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.During the course which includes cultural, social, historical and ideological insights, the student will be invited to actively participate in the analysis of the texts presented.

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 5.

Domingo Faustino SarmientoFacundo, civilización y barbarie;

Additional material available through Aulaweb.

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

Carlos Beorlegui, Historia del pensamiento filosófico latinoamericano, cap.4. e 5

José MartíNuestra América.

Domingo Faustino SarmientoFacundo, civilización y barbarie

Historia de América Latina, (Leslie Bethell, ed) t. 5, cap. I

Historia de América Latina, (Leslie Bethell, ed) t.6, cap. II.

Additional material available through Aulaweb.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MICHELE PORCIELLO (President)

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 who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it), the Department's disability liaison.