Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries I

A.Y. 2021/2022
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
The lessons will be held in presence, except for unforeseen events.
Course syllabus
Linguistic, geohistorical and ethnocultural Introduction of the Latin American subcontinent, articulated in three parts: the Spanish of America, the Latin American news and contemporary cultural and literary representations.
Prerequisites for admission
Adequate basic historical-cultural preparation, acceptable reading capacity and critical reworking, discreet domain of oral communication.
Teaching methods
Lectures, interactive lessons, peer education (with te engagement of Latin American students).
We will start from the texts, which will be analyzed from a formal and content point of view.
Teaching Resources
José Ramírez Luengo, "Breve historia del español de América", Cuadernos de lengua española.
Eduardo Galeano, "Le vene aperte dell'America latina", Sperling & Kupfer, 2013/"Las venas abiertas de América latina", México, Siglo XXI, 1994 (Ariel)
Edda Fabbri, Oblivion", Salerno, Oèdipus.
Nona Fernández, "La dimensione oscura", Narni, Gran Vía.
Senel Paz, "Fragola e cioccolato", Giunti/El lobo, el bosque y el hombre nuevo (Ariel)
Further selection of texts in Ariel.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination to verifying the ability of the student to orientate in Latin American spatial-temporal context, with special attention to the actuality.
A personal reflection will be required, referring to the bibliography reported in the program, to the additional materials uploaded to Ariel and to the content of the lessons, which will be recorded and must be appropriately downloaded.
L-LIN/06 - LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor(s)