L-LIN/06 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The course is aimed at investigating linguistic differences between Standard Spanish and American Spanish; a deep knowledge of the mainstream authors of Latin American Literature is also required. A further aim of the course is to develop critical awareness and intrepretation of literary texts from the period under investigation.

Detailed Course Content

The course provides an overview of the Hispanic American literary history, from the Independence to the present day, paying attention to the themes of dictatorship and exile, through the analysis of some representative literary works.

Textbook Information

a) Anthology:

América en el corazón. Antología literaria, selección y notas de José Calero Heras y Francisco Gomariz Sánchez, Barcelona, Ediciones Octaedro, 1993.


b) Literature:

G. Bellini, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana, Madrid, Castalia, 1997.



J. Franco, Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana (Edición revisada y puesta al día), Barcelona, Ariel, 1987.


c) History:

D. Pompejano, Storia dell’America latina, Milano, Mondadori, 2012.



Critical texts:


Critical text:

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