Latin American Spanish (MA)

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/06
Language
Spanish
Learning objectives
The course offers an in-depth overview of the main literary phenomena in Hispano-American contexts, with particular attention to the relationship between aesthetics and politics, between literary and artistic texts, and historical-political contexts of reference. The aim is to provide highly innovative tools and models for the analysis of the structures and forms of narration, applied in particular to the problems of translation, including intersemiotics, and literature teaching.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and skills: the student acquires specialized skills in the analysis of contemporary Hispanic American texts and contexts, with particular attention to literary phenomena that intertwine the aesthetic and political dimensions. He or she recognizes independently the literary value of the main texts, in their structural, stylistic and gender specificities. Applied skills: the student is able to use the main critical analysis tools with properties, problematizing them and integrating them with the most current and innovative approaches. Moreover, he refines the communication and reworking skills of the acquired contents, both in written and oral form, he learns to work in a team also with the use of multimedia technologies, he develops the critical spirit and the ability to question traditional theories and methodologies.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
During the emergency teaching phase, the programme is maintained with the following modifications, for a good online use of the course originally designed for in-presence teaching:
The lessons, in collaboration with the course "Recursos de la memoria" of the Master in Art, Pensamiento y Cultura, IDEA, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados/ USACH, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, will be held mainly by videoconference using the Zoom platform, in which group activities will also be proposed -groups will be integrated by Chilean and Italian students and coordinated by tutors - Alternative online exercises will be arranged for students who do not participate in group activities, through the Classroom platform, which will also be used for the exchange of materials and exercises.
The lesson calendar and all the details of the activities will be published by the beginning of the lessons. Given the need to coordinate the timetable with the Chilean class, timetable flexibility will be required.
Course syllabus
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND ARTISTIC AND LITERARY EXPRESSIONS IN THE CONO SUR
(In collaboration with the discipline "Recursos de la memoria", Master "Arte, Pensamiento y Cultura", IDEA, Instituto De Estudios Avanzados, USACH -Universidad de Santiago de Chile).

The course aims to analyse, through an interdisciplinary and intermediate perspective, the relationship between contemporary artistic-literary production and the recent social movements that, since the beginning of the 21st century, have been characterising the scenarios of the Southern Cone (Argentina and Chile). After presenting the history of social movements in Latin American contexts, we will analyse the main literary, cultural and artistic practices that contribute to articulate dissident archives and build controversial memories of the recent past.
Two are the main objectives of the course: 1) to examine the main literary forms and models, the aesthetic and stylistic processes that describe and represent the cultural memories of the struggles and social movements of the 21st century; 2) to analyse the relationship between artistic and literary materials and the configuration of new imaginary identities in contexts of political violence (political, ethnic, sexual, generational...).

SYLLABUS
TEMA A
1. Movimientos sociales y construcción de la memoria: debates teóricos
2. Los pingüinos (2006, 2011), Mayo feminista (2018) y M18 de Octubre (2019): el contexto chileno
3. Del pañuelo blanco al pañuelo verde: el contexto argentino

TEMA B
Escrituras e inscripciones de la memoria
1. El rol del testimonio
2. Escritura y comunidad
3. La emancipación de la lectura

TEMA C
La performance como práctica estética y política
4. Performar la palabra: ejemplos textuales
5. Voz y marginalidad entre arte y literatura
6. Imágenes rebeldes: figuras de resistencia y textualidades excéntricas

The methodology, which combines teaching and learning, foresees the presentation of the contexts and the main theoretical debates by the teachers and peer to peer laboratory sessions, where students will carry out practical work based on the analysis of the different texts under study (novels, films, performances, testimonies...).
Prerequisites for admission
The course is held in Spanish. The materials and the bibliography of the examination presuppose skills in literary history, use of terminology and critical and textual analysis acquired in previous courses.
Teaching methods
The course adopts the following teaching methods: lectures and seminars. For the students attending, the course includes in itinere tests and written and oral presentations. In addition to attendance lessons, there are also co-presence sessions (joint class) via Zoom, for which a particular flexibility of schedule is required.
Teaching Resources
The bibliography is intended as a first orientation and will be agreed with the students during the first lessons. The materials presented here are not intended to be definitive but will be integrated during the lessons by films, performances, blogs and in-depth materials, which will be made available in full through the platforms
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an individual interview, which includes questions asked by the teacher, interactions between teacher and student and the analysis and commentary of one or more passages taken from the works in the program. The interview, in Spanish language, lasts about 20 minutes. The interview aims to verify the knowledge of the texts studied, the ability to contextualize authors and works, the ability to analyze the text, the ability to exposition, the accuracy in the use of specific terminology, the ability to reflect critically and personally on the proposed themes. The final grade is expressed in thirtieths, and the student has the right to reject it (in which case it will be recorded as "withdrawn"). For the students attending, there will be introduced in itinere tests, at the end of the different modules, and presentations of written and oral group work.
Other information:
International students or Erasmus incoming students are invited to contact the teacher of the course in advance.
Examination procedures for students with disabilities and/or DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)