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Anne Marie Lievens
  • Anne Marie Lievens
  • Luigi Giuliani (Codocenza)
  • 36 ore - Anne Marie Lievens
  • 18 ore (Codocenza) - Luigi Giuliani
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Learning activities
Letterature straniere
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Title of the course: Texts and contexts of Spanish Literature: from the origins up to the Golden Age.
Reference texts
Literary texts:
- Handout with selected texts (available on the UniStudium platform)
- Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina, ed. M. Haro y J. C. Conde, Madrid, Castalia, 2011 [It. ed.: La Celestina, tr. by V. Brichetti, Garzanti, 2004]
- Anónimo, Lazarillo de Tormes, ed. F. Rico, Madrid, Cátedra, 2005 [It. ed.: tr. by C. Rossi, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2015]
- Lope de Vega, Peribáñez e il commendatore di Ocaña, ed. F. Antonucci, tr. by B. Fiorellino, BUR, Rizzoli, Milano, 2003.
- Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, [only Parte I] ed. J. Allen, Madrid, Castalia, 2004 [It. ed.: Don Chisciotte della Mancia, tr. by L. Falzone, Milano Garzanti, 2007]

Critical bibliography:
- Meregalli, Franco (ed.), Storia della civiltà letteraria spagnola, Torino, UTET, 1990, Vol. I: “Dalle origini al Seicento”
- A. Várvaro and C. Samoná, La letteratura spagnola dal Cid ai Re Cattolici, Milano, BUR, last ed.
- José García López, Historia de la literatura española, Barcelona, Vicens-Vives, last ed.
- Further study materials will be supplied through the platform UniStudium

Students with disabilities and/or with SLD who, having completed regular accreditation through SOL, have obtained access to University services, can apply for the compensatory tools ensured by law (e.g. textbooks in digital format; teaching materials in accessible formats: presentations, handouts, workbooks, provided if necessary in advance of the lessons), for which consult https://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa. For the request, students are invited to ask the teacher, who will put them in contact with the Disability and/or DSA Department Coordinator (prof. Alessandra Di Pilla: alessandra.dipilla@unipg.it).
Educational objectives
The main aim of the course is to bring the students to the acquisition of the general course contents and of the methodological and critical instruments useful for the analysis of the proposed texts. At the end of the course the student will be able to master the contents of the literary period in exam and to face the analysis of the literary text in its thematic and formal aspects through the use of adequate methodologies and critical approaches.
In order to be able to understand and apply methods and notions discussed within the course, students are required to know the fundamentals of literary criticism and critical tools.
Teaching methods
Seminary style taught classes. An adequate space will be dedicated to the analysis of the mentioned texts, in order to familiarize the students with the methodological and critical instruments used for the analysis of literary texts.
Other information
Students with disabilities and/or SLD: for any information on University services, consult the page https://lettere.unipg.it/home/disabilita-e-dsa and contact the Disability and/or DSA Department Coordinator (prof. Alessandra Di Pilla: alessandra.dipilla@unipg.it)
Learning verification modality
In order to access the exam, the student must write a 5-to-10 pages essay on one of the topics indicated in the "Temario de trabajo" available in UniStudium. The student must send the essay by mail (luigi.giuliani@unipg.it) ten days before the exam date.
The exam consists of a final oral test. The speaking test will consist of a conversation which will last about half an hour and which will also concern the texts, read and commented in the classroom; it will be aimed at checking both the comprehension and the ability to apply the knowledge acquired during the course. The first question will be in Spanish language, then the student will decide whether to continue in Spanish or in Italian.
Students with disabilities and/or with SLD who, having completed regular accreditation through SOL, have obtained access to University services, can apply for compensatory tools, dispensatory measures and inclusive technologies ensured by law, to be requested and agreed with the teacher well in advance of tests and exams. For general information, consult the page https://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa and contact the Disability and/or SLD Department Coordinator (prof. Alessandra Di Pilla: alessandra.dipilla@unipg.it).
Extended program
The course is divided into two parts. The first part (prof.a A.M. Lievens - 6 credits) explores the developing of literary production in Castilian language from the beginnings to to the time of the Catholic Monarchs; the second part (prof. L. Giuliani – 3 credits) offers a focus on XVIth and XVIIth century production (prose and drama).
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