Surrealism in spain and the americas
- A.A. 2019/2020
- CFU 3
- Ore 18
- Classe di laurea LM-49
English language proficiency B1
During this course or at completion the student will:
. Demonstrate an increased oral proficiency in English for academic purposes through continuous participation in discussions and presentations.
. Demonstrate an increased range of vocabulary in English.
. Demonstrate a writing proficiency for academic purposes in English through a final research paper.
. Develop research skills and abilities.
. Demonstrate an appreciation of literary texts and works of art that have influenced world cultures.
. Demonstrate an understanding of stylistically diverse texts, such as scholarly article, essays, autobiographic prose, film, opera, and poetry.
This seminar will offer an exploration of works by writers, artists and intellectuals from the Spanish-speaking world who associated themselves with the twentieth century rebellious art movement known as Surrealism. We will study a diverse body of texts that include literary manifestos, essays, film and works of visual arts, theater productions, opera, biography and autobiography. A special emphasis will be placed on an often-overlooked subject of women's participation and creative oeuvre. Students will improve their analytical abilities, critical approach to a variety of artistic productions, as well as their writing and speaking skills in English.
Resources and Texts:
A packet of readings selected by instructor and available in PDF format.
Per UNIMC policy, the format of the seminar requires students to sign an attendance sheet at every class meeting.
Regular attendance and active participation are crucial to achievement and to the development of competence in a language class that focuses on language skills and critical thinking. In all language classrooms, there is a high degree of diversity of learning styles, motivation, interest, and ability. To perform to your maximum potential, you should actively participate in all class activities, assignments, discussions, etc.