Bachelor’s Programme in Languages.
Only for students of Spanish Philology.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
-locate and contextually understand the most relevant movements, topics, authors, and literary works within the Spanish American literature;
-develop skills to analyze and compare literary texts within their social, political and cultural contexts;
-apply the tools for literary analysis;
-apply the acquired knowledge and skills to other disciplines.
It is recommended to complete this course at the same time or after the completion of History and Culture of Spanish America.
It is also recommended to complete this course after having completed Contemporary Hispanic Literature.
The course will be offered once per year during two periods.
It will be offered every year.
2 periods, each period: 7 lessons x 2 h.
The content of the course will cover a general overview of the history of Spanish American Literature in order to locate the main periods, movements, writers and their works within their social, economic, political and cultural context. The course will mainly deal with:
-the colonial literature: the impact of the conquest, Renaissance and Baroque;
-19th century: Romanticism, “gaucho” literary tradition, Realism and Naturalism;
-Spanish American Modernism: José Martí and Rubén Darío;
-20th century: avant-garde movements, regionalism and the new Spanish American novel.
The teacher will decide which periods of the History of Spanish American Literature and, particularly, which authors and works will be dealt with in depth.
The theoretical references and the compulsory readings will be announced by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
Lessons given by the teacher, individual practices and working group tasks guided by the teacher.
The teacher will inform about the documentation of the activities.
Contact teaching modality:
- Class attendance and participation
- Execution of the activities asked during the course
- Written exam or final work
Distance learning course modality:
-Written exam: 100%
Grading scale from 0 to 5.
The course will be offered as contact teaching and as distance learning course.
Methods of completion:
-contact teaching modality: attendance to the lessons (compulsory attendance), completion of individual and group activities and final work or exam.
-distance learning course: final exam.