Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries II

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to bring students to the main socio-cultural dynamics of Latin American modernity. The use of the various textual and audiovisual materials should foster critical thinking through the problematization of a complex and composite reality.
Expected learning outcomes
Basic knowledge of multiple cultural aspects - literature, visual art, music - featuring the contemporary Latin America scene. The application of the theory and practice of Cultural Studies in socio-historical and linguistic contexts, allows to realize autonomous paths in specific aspects of the Hispanic modernity.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The programme is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three ethnic-cultural components of the Latin American mosaic: indigenous, African and European, with a case study: the Tango in Argentin modern and contemporary culture and literature. The texts will be proposed and analyzed according to some key principles of cultural studies, such as hybridization, intertextuality and transdisciplinarity.
Prerequisites for admission
The student will have acquired an adequate level of Spanish language enabling him to read and understand contemporary texts. The student will also have mainteined a constant attention to the complex Latin American contemporaneity through adequate information tools (media, internet, social networks) and his participation in conferences, seminars, workshops organizated by the chair of Hispanophone Cultures, accompanied by an ever-increasing capacity critical reading and domain of oral and written communication.
Teaching methods
Lectures, interactive lessons, peer education (with te engagement of Latin American students)
Teaching Resources
Henri Favre, "El indigenismo", Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Paul Gilroy, "The black Atlantic. L'identità nera tra modernità e doppia coscienza", Roma, Meltemi.
Elizabeth Burgos, "Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú", México, Siglo XXI Ediciones.
Miguel Barnet, "Cimarrón: historia de un Esclavo", Madrid, Siruela.
Rafael Flores, "Il tango e i suoi labirinti", Stoccarda, Abrazos.
Texts attached on Ariel Platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination to check the assimilation and critical re-elaboration of information and cultural stimuli provided during the lessons and however included in the bibliographic material and in the Ariel platform.
Teaching Unit 1
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 3
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Fumagalli Monica
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