28689 - Spanish literature I (second language) L

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student knows the basic elements of Spanish literary culture - is able to identify them in specific literary texts - is able to independently develop further knowledge and skills of cultural-literary level and apply them to other literary texts

Course contents

Theatre in the first half of the Twentieth century: between tradition and innovation. The course will approach some of the aspects of Spanish drama history of the Twentieth century. Movements, genres and the most prominent authors of that age will be studied from a theoretical point of view; also Spanish language and culture of the period at issue will be considered. Relevant texts from that age will be analysed, looking into their aesthetic, socio-cultural and linguistic aspects.


Testi di lettura obbligatoria:

C. Alvar, J.C. Mainer, R. Navarro, Breve historia de la literatura española, Madrid, Alianza.

L. Fernández Cifuentes, García Lorca en el teatro: la norma y la diferencia, Zaragoza, Universidad de Zaragoza.

F. García Lorca, Bodas de sangre, Yerma, La casa de Bernarda Alba, Madrid, Alianza.



Bibliografia essenziale di riferimento:

G. De Torre, Historia de las literaturas de Vanguardia, Madrid, Guadarrama.

V. García de la Concha (ed.), El surrealismo, Madrid, Taurus.

J.C. Mainer, La Edad de Plata, Madrid, Cátedra.

F. Rico (ed.) Historia y crítica de la literatura española, Barcelona, Crítica.

F. Ruiz Ramón, Historia del Teatro español. Madrid, Cátedra


Teaching methods


As concerns the teaching methods of this course unit, all students must attend the online Modules 1, 2 on Health and Safety [https://www.unibo.it/en/ services-and-opportunities/ health-and-assistance/health- and-safety/online-course-on- health-and-safety-in-study- and-internship-areas [https://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/health-and-assistance/health-and-safety/online-course-on-health-and-safety-in-study-and-internship-areas] ].

Assessment methods

The assessment will take the form of a written essay in Spanish, of between 6 and 8 pages in length, which will be assigned at the end of the course and in which the student must demonstrate that he/she has acquired the course content. The paper will be sent by e-mail to the teacher 5 days before the exam, and will be commented on by the teacher together with the student before being finalised.

Grading Scale
30-30L: The candidate possesses an in-depth knowledge of the topic, an outstanding ability to apply theoretical concepts, a high level of argumentative clarity, as well as excellent analytical skills, and a well-developed ability to synthesize and establish interdisciplinary connections.

27–29: The candidate possesses an in-depth knowledge of the topic, a sound ability to apply theoretical concepts, good analytical skills, clear argumentative clarity and an ability to synthesize.
24-26: The candidate possesses a fair knowledge of the topic, a reasonable ability to apply theoretical concepts correctly and present ideas clearly.
21-23: The candidate possesses an adequate, but not in-depth, knowledge of the topic, a partial ability to apply theoretical concepts, and acceptable presentation skills.
18-20: The candidate possesses a barely adequate and only superficial knowledge of topic, limited presentation skills, and only an inconsistent ability to apply theoretical concepts.
< 18 Fail: The candidate possesses an inadequate knowledge of the topic, makes significant errors in applying theoretical concepts, and shows weak presentation skills.

Teaching tools

Multimedia PC and OHP

Office hours

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