La huella literaria en la enseñanza de español en los Estados Unidos
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AuthorshipSanchís Pedregosa, Iván A.
This work starts with a general introduction about the beginnings of Hispanism within the academic framework of second language teaching in the United States. There is information provided about the first universities, cultural Hispanic institutions and associations devoted to the study on modern languages. Besides, the work focuses on the job of these institutions in the promotion of the Hispanic language and cultures during the XIX century and beginnings of XX. It is also enhanced the role of Spanish institutions along with their protagonists on the international development and spreading of the Spanish culture and its language as, for instance, the Junta de Ampliación de Estudios, Centro de Estudios Históricos and the Residencia de estudiantes de Madrid in the last part of the period covered by this research. Special attention is given to Federico de Onís, who was in charge of the establishment of the proper and necessary relations between contemporary authors, Spanish intellectuals and American editors and content curators along with the editorial activity around the publication of Spanish literary works with didactic purposes for their use in the Spanish language classroom during the period between 1890 and 1936, from which conclusions on their didactic approaches and the cultural receptions on their readers are drawn. The analysis of this corpus thoroughly describes the typology of the Spanish literary works published in the United States with didactic purposes, their main characteristics of format and usage in the classroom and the trace these works left among their readers. Finally, there is a deep analysis on their genres, the reasons for the use of these works and the authors¿ representativeness within this new literary canon in the Spanish language teaching.