Comparative Literature (2018/2019)

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
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of the class “Letterature Comparate” L11 LLS lead students to acquire a knowledge of both the comparative methodologies and an overview of the topics related to both theory of literature and comparative literature. Through the application of the comparative tools, the subject of the course is analyzed in relation to the relative conceptual junctions. At the core of the analysis there is the comparison of texts belonging to different literary traditions, both diachronically and synchronously. At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate that he has acquired adequate knowledge and skills in the fields of comparative literature and literary theoy (knowledge and understanding); of having acquired the ability to learn and understand, and being able to argue and defend a position (learning skills); to be able to convey information, ideas, problems related to the subject imparted (making judgements).

Syllabus

Program

Introduction to Comparative Literature and Thematic Criticism

On the concept of time:
Agostino, Le confessioni, lib. XI
Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere, Familiari (scelta)
Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone e Canti (scelta)
Giovanni Pascoli, Canti di Castelvecchio (scelta)
Eugenio Montale, Ossi di seppia (scelta)
Effects of love:
Saffo, A me pare uguale agli dèi
Lucrezio, De rerum natura, libro IV
Ovidio Metamorfosi, Eco e Narciso
Ovidio, Ars amatoria
Ovidio, Eroidi: Arianna a Teseo
Catullo, Carme 64
Dante, Inf., V
Boccaccio, Decameron, IV, 5
Alessandro Manzoni, Adelchi, a. IV, sc. I
Bibliography:
Agostino, Le confessioni, Milano, Rizzoli, 1974
Seneca, La brevità della vita, Milano, Rizzoli, 1993
A. Zaccaria Ruggiu, Le forme del tempo: aion cronos kairos, Padova, il Poligrafo, 2006
E. Boncinelli, Tempo delle cose, tempo della vita, tempo dell'anima, Roma- Bari, Laterza, 2003
P. Rossi, Il passato la memoria l’oblio. Otto saggi di storia delle idee, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2001, pp. 13-34
S. Freud, Lutto e melanconia, in Opere Volume 8, Torino, Boringhieri, 1978.
R. Barthes, Frammenti di un discorso amoroso, Torino, Einaudi, 2014.


texts or parts of texts difficult to find will be available in photocopy

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Agostino Confessioni Rizzoli 2003
Roland Barthes Frammenti di un discorso amoroso Einaudi 2014
P. Rossi Il passato la memoria l’oblio. Otto saggi di storia delle idee Bologna, Il Mulino pp. 13-34 2001
Seneca La brevità della vita Rizzoli 1993
A. Zaccaria Ruggiu Le forme del tempo: aion cronos kairos il Poligrafo 2006
S. Freud Lutto e melanconia, in Opere Volume 8 Torino, Boringhieri 1978
E. Boncinelli Tempo delle cose, tempo della vita, tempo dell'anima Roma- Bari, Laterza 2003

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination: oral
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