Culturas Contemporâneas de Espanha e América Latina (not translated)
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Línguas, Culturas e Literaturas Modernas, Secção de Estudos Espanhóis, Franceses e Italianos
Teacher in charge
Pedro Santa María
a) Improving knowledge of Spanish and Latin American cultures.
b) Improving knowledge of their historical, social, literary and artistic contexts.
c) Developing critical reading skills of essays and literary texts of that period.
d) Developing skills on finding, selecting and interpreting significant information, textual and non-textual, through transdisciplinary perspectives, regarding the proposed subjects.
e) Developing skills to elaborate reflections, based on argumentation through correctly gathered and articulated information.
f) Developing speech and writing: about adquired information, critical readings and personal perspectives and interpretations.
The student will be helped to achieve a wide and integrated knowledge of Spanish and Latin American cultural realities, through transdisciplinar dialog between History, Art and Literature. The program begins in 1898, a landmark in the independence process of the last Spanish colonies. It covers the first decades of the XXth century (social movements, political convulsions, art and literary modernism, ideological matters) in both geographical areas and focuses on the varied interaction between Spain and its former territories. The Spanish Civil War and the post-WWII dictatorships, followed by later democratic processes, allow reflections on this relevant and recent period of Universal History.
CORTÁZAR, F., y GONZÁLEZ VESGA, J. M., Breve Historia de España, Alianza, 2009
HALPERING DONGHI, Tulio, Historia contemporánea de América Latina, Madrid, Alianza, 1998
MAINER, J.-C., La Edad de Plata (1902-1939), Madrid, Cátedra, 1981
MARCO, Joaquín, Literatura hispanoamericana. Del Modernismo a nuestros días. Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 1987
VILLANUEVA, Darío, El polen de ideas. Teoría, Crítica, Historia y Literatura
Comparada, Barcelona, PPU, 1991
Classes will be both theroretical and practical in nature, interweaving information from literary history and theory with Comparative Literature methods. They stress interaction between teacher and students. Collective and individual analysis and reflection are guided by the teacher with tutorial supervision of individually elaborated oral presentations.
Individual and continuous assessement. The student will be required to make an oral presentation in class (15 minutes, 50% of final mark) and a final written exam (50% of final mark).