cod. 1009710

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Annual
Academic discipline
Letteratura spagnola (L-LIN/05)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Learning objectives

The objective of the course is to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the history of Spanish literature, making it possible to understand literary phenomena, deepen the study of the authors and analyze the texts studied during the course. Particularly, the student learns to:

-know the main authors, works, movements of Spanish literature in the studied period;

-understand and analyze narrative (in the original language);

-find, understand and re-elaborate autonomously about the issued mentioned, using the bibliography;

-express and discuss in Spanish contents and analysis, and make judgements on the issues studied, using an appropriate linguistic register and the specific vocabulary of literary studies;

-apply the skills developed in the course to the literary texts autonomously studied.


Good knowledge of written and oral Spanish (C1). Ability to analyze literary texts.

Course unit content

The course aims to analyze the theme of historical memory in the contemporary Spanish narrative. The first part of the course offers a historical introduction and an approach to the question of reconstructing the memory of the years of the Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship. The second part focuses on the literary texts: it considers some authors and a selection of texts dealing with the topic of historical memory with different narrative strategies and perspectives.

Full programme

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J.M. Pozuelo Yvancos, Novela española del siglo XXI, Madrid, Castalia, 2017 (las pp. 249-282)

Sevillano Calero, La construcción de la memoria y el olvido en la España democrática, Ayer , 2003, No. 52, pp. 297-319

More bibliographic references will be provided during the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, interaction with students during lectures; presentation and discussion of individual and group tasks. All classes and other activities are held in Spanish. Students are required to use the material available on the platform Elly to prepare both the activities during the course and the final exam.
Students can follow the lessons live or watch them recorded on Teams. The recorded lessons will be available till the end of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation of knowledge and skills is achieved through an oral test in Spanish. The knowledge and skills verified through the test are:

- the knowledge of the historical and cultural context, of literary phenomena, authors and texts of the period taken into consideration, including through an individual study and autonomous re-elaboration of contents;
- the skill of reading, understanding and analyzing the literary texts presented during the course;
- a good written and oral competence in Italian language, above all related to language and register appropriate to the exposition of literary contents.

The oral tests is intended to evaluate the acquisition of the knowledge and competence required, the ability to process them and use them independently, and the ability to apply them to text analysis.
Therefore, an evaluation of failure is determined by a lack of knowledge of the minimum requirements established by the course and of the ability to re-elaborate them independently, by the lack of understanding and analysis of the texts studied and adequate written and oral competence in Italian and Spanish. A sufficient evaluation (18-23/30) is determined by the acquisition of the minimum requirements established by the course, by the demonstration of a sufficient capacity for autonomous re-elaboration and understanding and analysis of the texts, and sufficient written and oral competence in Italian and Spanish. An average evaluation (24-27/30) is determined by the achievement of a more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) level of the indicators above. A high evaluation (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) is determined by the achievement of a very good to excellent level of the same evaluation indicators.

Other information

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