LITERATURE AND HISTORY
Code: 52052
ECTS: 8
Departament: Department of Humanities
Field of Study: Literature
Keywords:
    Literature
    Historiography
    Rhetoric
Teacher:
Isabel Maria de Barros Dias
Área Científica: Literature.
E-mail: isabel.dias@uab.pt

Course Description:
Investigation curricular unit that proposes to the students a reflection on the proximity between Literature and History.
The work to be done will mainly consider the use by historiography discourse of rhetorical strategies usually considered as exclusive of Literature.
The discussion that will be promoted in this seminar will deal not only with the theory that has been produced on the subject, but will also pay attention to a more practical approach in which some historiography texts produced in the Iberian peninsula during the Middle Age will be considered. Epic and traditional texts will also be studied.


Competences:
The curricular unit aims to promote in the student:
-the understanding and the capacity to reflect on the studied themes:
-the capacity to apply (selective and critically) acquired knowledge to the specific case of the matters dealt with in the seminar;
-aptitude to propose hypothesis of analysis and to discuss them, in the frame of the seminar;
-ability to do research work and, on the following stage, to consider critically the discovered materials and to develop original work in the thematic area(s) of the seminar.


Contents:

The curricular unit aims to promote in the student:
-the understanding and the capacity to reflect on the studied themes:
-- the capacity to apply (selective and critically) acquired knowledge to the specific case of the matters dealt with in the seminar;
-aptitude to propose hypothesis of analysis and to discuss them, in the frame of the seminar;
-ability to do research work and, on the following stage, to consider critically the discovered materials and to develop original work in the thematic area(s) of the seminar.
I.Literature and History: theoretical view
-the discourse of historiography
-historiography as a legitimating procedure
II.Iberian historiography in the Medieval period
-the (re)discovery of the Middle Ages in 19th and 20th Centuries
-the Iberian medieval historiography
III.Para-historiography in literary discourses
-epics as consuetudinary historiography
-the Romanceiro and the flexibility of memory


Bibliography:
Basic bibliography
Studies:
BEAUNE, Colette, Naissance de la nation France, Paris, Gallimard, 1985
CARMONA FERNÁNDEZ, F. e J. M. García Cano (eds.), La Literatura en la Historia y la Historia en la Literatura, Murcia, Universidad de Murcia, 2009
DIAS, Isabel de Barros, Metamorfoses de babel. A historiografia ibérica, sécs. XIII-XIV: construções e estratégias textuais, Lisboa, FCT-FCT-MCES, 2003
WHITE, Hayden, Metahistory. The historical imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins U.P., 1973 (1ª ed.)
Texts:
[Alfonso X] Primera Crónica General (ed. de Ramón Menéndez Pidal / reed. de Diego Catalán), Madrid, Gredos, 1977 (2 vols.)
[Alfonso X], La Estoria de España de Alfonso X. Estudio y edición de la Versión Crítica desde Fruela II hasta la muerte de Fernando II (ed. de Mariano de la Campa Gutiérrez), Málaga, Universidad de Málaga, 2009
[Alfonso X], Versión Crítica de la Estoria de España (ed. de Inés Fernández-Ordóñez), Madrid, Fundación Ramón Menéndez Pidal / Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1993 [edición desde Pelayo hasta Ordoño II]
Crónica Geral de Espanha de 1344 (ed. de Luís Filipe Lindley Cintra), Lisboa, IN-CM, 1951, 1954, 1961 e 1990 (4 vols)
Pedro Afonso, conde de Barcelos, “Livro de Linhagens do Conde D. Pedro” (ed. de José Mattoso), Portugaliae Monumenta Historica, Lisboa, Academia das Ciências, 1980 (2 vols)
Romanceiro Português de Tradição Oral Moderna – Versões Publicadas entre 1828 e 1960 (org. de Pere Ferré), Lisboa, FCG, 2000, 2001, 2003 e 2004 (4 vols.)
NB: Throughout the semester further specific bibliography will be recommended


Format:
E-learning (fully online).


Workload (hours): 208
Contact Hours: 31

Assessment:
Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt