Literatura hispanoamericana de viaje
- A.A. 2015/2016
- CFU 2
- Ore 12
- Classe di laurea LM-49
B1 level in Spanish, according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Students are expected to:
a) be able to read texts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries about
the discovery and exploration of the New World;
b) be able to understand the complexity of notions and concepts covered in
the course, such as those of "travel", "imaginary", "otherness", and "encounter of cultures".
c) acquire the tools for the individual study and the autonomous reading of literary texts.
The voyage of Discovery. Shipwrecks, adventures and encounters through the narrative of the New
World. Readings from: Cristobal Colon, Álvar NúÑez Cabeza de Vaca, Hernán Cortés, Bernal Díaz
del Castillo, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, Bartolomé de las Casas.
- 1. (C) Mary Louis Pratt Ojos imperiales. Literatura de viajes y transculturacion. Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, 2002
- 2. (C) Tzvetan Todorov El descubrimiento de América. El problema del Otro. Siglo XXI, México, 1997
The texts will be distributed during the seminar. Further critical and theoretical bibliography will be indicated.
The seminar is held entirely in Spanish. As a seminar, the attendance is obligatory and students are
espected to have an active participation. Teaching methodologies are:
Lecture with Guided Discussion
Individual and group researches.