Comparative Literature (2017/2018)

Course code
4S00905
Name of lecturer
Raffaella Bertazzoli
Coordinator
Raffaella Bertazzoli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students to some characters in the literature that have interpreted important turning points in literary history, becoming archetypal figures in Western culture, specifically: in the field of ethical behavior; in the evolution of the relation between the Self and the text; in the process of transformation or creation of literary genres. The reading of the proposed texts will enable students to acquire important knowledge and skills, to refine his/her ability to interpret and understand literary texts and to develop critical thinking. Finally, the course will provide through the critical reading an introduction to the methodologies of Comparative Literature.

Syllabus

Letteratura comparata (1999), a cura di Armando Gnisci, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2002, per la voce Temi e miti letterari, a cura di Anna Trocchi, pp. 63-86; George Steiner, Che cosa è la letteratura comparata?, in Id., Nessuna passione spenta. Saggi 1978-1996, Garzanti, Milano 1997, pp. 86-103; Romano Luperini, Dalla critica tematica all’insegnamento tematico della letteratura: appunti per un bilancio, in Id., La fine del postmoderno, Guida, Napoli 2005, pp. 43-54; Remo Ceserani, Guida allo studio della letteratura, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1999, pp. 295-337.

TESTI

Euripide, Medea, a cura di Dario Del Corno, Milano, Mondadori, 1993
Virgilio, Eneide, libro IV
Petrarca, Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (edizione commentata); verrà selezionato un tema a commento dall’Incunabolo Queriniano G. V. 15
J. W. von Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (Werther, Torino, Einaudi, 1996)
G. Leopardi, Canti (edizione commentata); verrà selezionato un tema.
O. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Il ritratto di Dorian Gray)

TESTI CRITICI CONSIGLIATI
• D. Susanetti, Euripide. Fra tragedia, mito e filosofia, Roma, Carocci, 2007.
• M. Betttini, M. Lentano, Il mito di Enea. Immagini e racconti dalla Grecia a oggi, Torino, Einaudi, 2013.
• P. Bono, M. V. Tessitore, Il mito di Didone: avventure di una regina tra secoli e culture, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 1998.
• M. Freschi, Goethe. L’insidia della modernità, Roma, 1999.
• L. Giovannelli, Il principe e il satiro. (Ri)leggere il ritratto di Dorian Gray, Roma, Carocci, 2007.


Assessment methods and criteria


The teaching method will involve frontal lessons to be held on three weekly days for a total load of 54 hours (9 CFU). The instructor is available two days a week for office hours (see WEB). Non-attending students will have to agree a program with some variation to facilitate independent study.

During the final oral exam, students will have to show that they have gained critical skills during the course, by means of analytical and argumentative ability to link the various cultural plans and by reaching a depth and breadth of the knowledge of the read and commented texts. Students must also speak with appropriate language.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018