Russian literature and culture 1 (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002905
Name of lecturer
Daniele Artoni
Coordinator
Daniele Artoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

II SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Friday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing some of the most relevant Russian writers and their works, with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will be held in the light of the thematic approach of "Russia and the East"

Syllabus

The course consists of 4 sections:
1. History of Russia, with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries;
2. Russia and the Orient from a historical, geo-political, and cultural point of view;
3. Literary works: reading of texts in translation and analysis of original passages in Russian language;
4. Inter-semiotic translations: Russian literature in opera and cinema.

Literary works:
- Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time
- Lermontov, The Novice (Mtsyri)
- Pushkin, The Prisoner of the Caucasus
- Tolstoy, The Prisoner of the Caucasus
- Bodrov, Prisoner of the Mountains (film)
- Pushkin, The Tale of the Golden Cockerel
- Rimsky-Korsakov, The Golden Cockerel (opera)
- Platonov, Soul (Dzhan)
- Aylisli, Stone Dreams

Essays and critique:
- (history) M. Kort, A Brief History of Russia or N.V. Riasanovsky, S. Romano, Storia della Russia
- D. Brower, E. Lazzerini, Russia’s Orient: imperial borderlands and peoples, 1700–1917.
- A. Ferrari, Quando il Caucaso incontrò la Russia.
- L. Magarotto, La conquista del Caucaso nella letteratura russa dell’Ottocento.
- G. P. Piretto, La Russia “dentro e fuori l’Europa”.

Further readings will be indicated during the course. If needed, international students will be given essays in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.
!!! Non-attending students must contact the teacher before the exam!!!

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017