SCIENZE UMANISTICHEModern PhilologyAcademic Year 2022/2023

9794264 - Letteratura ispano-americana comparata / Litertura hispanoamericana comparada A - Z

Teacher: Domenico Antonio CUSATO

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course is aimed at providing a deep knowledge of important authors of the Latin American Literature; it also aims at consolidating interpretative and critical skills in studying the literary texts, through the thematic and narratological analysis.

Course Structure

Lectures and seminars.

Detailed Course Content

Through a selection of literary works and critical essays, the course includes the study of significant authors of the Spanish-American literature of the XXth century and of the literary procedures they use. Particular attention will be paid to Laura Esquivel and Wendy Guerra.

Textbook Information

a) Classics:

The student is required to read 5 (five) texts, belonging to DIFFERENT AUTHORS, among those listed below, using any edition (including the digital one):


b) Analysis:

The construction of female identity in two Spanish-American writers


Critical texts:


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Introduzione alla storia della letteratura ispano-americanaGiuseppe Bellini, Storia della letteratura ispano-americana, Milano, LED, 1998 (o ed. successive)
2L'identità femminile in MessicoLaura Esquivel, A lupita piaceva stirare, Milano, Garzanti, 2015.
3L'identità femminile a CubaWendy Guerra, Tutti se ne vanno, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2007.

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