Russian literature and culture 2 (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002915
Name of lecturers
Sara Paolini, Donata Di Leo
Coordinator
Sara Paolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Russian
Location
VERONA
Period
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

I SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.10 from Dec 5, 2016  to Jan 21, 2017
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall S.11 from Dec 5, 2016  to Jan 21, 2017
Thursday 4:50 PM - 7:20 PM lesson Not defined from Nov 21, 2016  to Nov 21, 2016
Friday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall S.10 from Dec 5, 2016  to Jan 21, 2017
Friday 4:50 PM - 7:20 PM lesson Not defined from Nov 21, 2016  to Nov 21, 2016

Learning outcomes

The course aims to outline the main phases of the history of the Russian People in the Nineteenth century, leading to the emergence of a new culture, the socialist one.

Syllabus

Русская культура и литература на рубеже XIX и XX столетий.
Russian culture and literature between 19th and 20th century.
Through the analysis of literary texts and artistic events the course aims to identify those elements that bear witness to the slow but progressive building of the new Soviet -socialist way of life, whose complexity arouses still now research interests. Object of the analysis analyze, in addition to the literary ones listed in the bibliography, there are "Boris Godunov" by M. Mussorgsky, "Iz ulicy v ulicu" (1913) by Vl. Mayakovsky, "Burlap na Volge" (1873) by I. Repin, "Le sacre du Printemps" by I. Stravinsky, S. Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes".
Bibliography
O. Figes, La Danza di Nataša. Storia della cultura russa (XVIII-XX secolo), Einaudi, Torino 2004.
I. Berlin, Il riccio e la volpe, Adelphi, Milano 1986.

Readings
A.S. Puškin, Mednyj vsadnik (1837)
N. Gogol', Šinel' (1841)
I.S. Turgenev, Zapiski ochotnika (1852)
A. Ostrovskij, Svoj ljudi - sočtëmsja (1849)
A.P. Čechov, Višnëvyj sad (1903)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination aimed to evaluate the acquired skills and, in particular, critical and historical-cultural analysis skills. Possibility to submit an individual studying path within the traditional exam or to make a presentation within a seminar at the end of the course.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017