30647 - Spanish Literature 2 (2nd cycle)

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  • Teacher Eugenio Maggi

  • Credits 9

  • SSD L-LIN/05

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Spanish

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Modern, Post-Colonial and Comparative Literatures (cod. 0981)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 27, 2021 to Nov 30, 2021

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The Literary Heritage of the Spanish Exile

A minimal (literary) chronicle of exile.

The literary testimony of the diaspora: Civil War, withdrawal, republican militancy.

Banishment and transtierro: the Mexican case between uprooting and acclimatization.

The impossible return: exiles and expatriates in late Francoism.

Exile literature and the concentrationary universe: the cases of Max Aub (French camps) and Jorge Semprún (Buchenwald)


Selección de poemas y relatos de Luis Cernuda, Pedro Garfias, Max Aub, Luisa Carnés y otros autores (disponibles en Virtuale)

Autores varios, "Los restos del naufragio. Relatos del exilio republicano español", ed. de Fernando Larraz y Javier Sánchez Zapatero, Madrid, Salto de Página, 2016.

Aub, Max, "Escritos sobre el exilio", Sevilla, Renacimiento, 2008.

Aub, Max, "El limpiabotas del Padre Eterno", ed. de Eloísa Nos Aldás y Javier Lluch-Prats, Segorbe, Fundación Max Aub, 2011.

Goytisolo, Juan, "Señas de identidad" [1966], cualquier edición.

Goytisolo, Juan, "Don Julián", ed. Linda Gould Levine, Madrid, Cátedra, 2009.

Semprún, Jorge, "El largo viaje" ["Le grand voyage", 1963], cualquier edición en español

Semprún, Jorge, "La escritura o la vida" ["L'écriture ou la vie", 1995], cualquier edición en español

Semprún, Jorge, "Viviré con su nombre, morirá con el mío" ["Le Mort qu'il faut", 2001], cualquier edición en español


Bibliografía crítica de referencia:

Caudet, F., El exilio republicano de 1939, Madrid, Cátedra, 2005.

Gracia, J., A la intemperie. Exilio y cultura en España, Barcelona, Anagrama, 2010.

Larraz, F., El monopolio de la palabra. El exilio intelectual en la España franquista, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, 2009.

Sánchez Zapatero, J., Escribir el horror: Literatura y campos de concentración. Barcelona, Montesinos, 2010.

Semprún, Jorge; Wiesel, Eli, Tacere è impossibile: dialogo sull'Olocausto. Parma, Guarda, 1996

Teaching methods

Traditional teaching (in Spanish) and student-led classes and seminars. 

Assessment methods

Even assuming the limitations of the formulas currently provided (online and / or blended meetings), it is understood that the student will have to participate in classes actively. This participation will contribute to the final evaluation.

Final exam (oral): students will prepare the short texts (poems, stories, novel extracts and essays) available on the IOL platform, which will be discussed in class in student-led seminars, and must demonstrate general competences about the cultural and historical phenomena addressed throughout the course.

In addition, they will prepare three full books,by different authors

Teaching tools

Traditional teaching (in Spanish) with the use of digital texts; online platform with teaching materials.

Office hours

See the website of Eugenio Maggi