Textual and comparative studies (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Federico Bellini
Federico Bellini
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II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of the class “Textual and com-parative studies” LM37 lead students to acquire a deep knowledge of the historical, cultural, and literary context in comparison and contrast related to the subject impart-ed; they aim to give useful information to comment, con-textualize text belonging to different literary genre, as well as to develop advanced analysis skills. They also aim at shaping students’ comparative skills, in terms of methodology, regarding mostly the interpretation of text, critical analysis, and the hermeneutic circle. The class is designed to focus on a systematic comparison rooted in its originally of both being monumentum and documen-tum. At the end of the course, the student must demon-strate that s/he has gained highly specialized knowledge, regarding the ability of understanding (knowledge and understanding); to have totally acquired a mastery of the research method associated with the specific field of investigation; finally, having the ability to integrate knowledge and manage complexity with a high degree of autonomy in broader (or interdisciplinary) contexts (communication skills).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dispensa dispensa  
Marcel Proust Du côté de chez Swann Folio Classique 2000 Tr. italiana: Proust, Marcel. (1983) Alla ricerca del tempo perduto. Vol I. Milano: Mondadori. Engl: Proust, Marcel. (2004) Swann's Way. London: Penguin). (Solo la sezione “Combray”)
Samuel Beckett Krapp's Last Tape qualsiasi edizione in inglese / any English edition 1958
Italo Svevo La Coscienza di Zeno Mondadori 2006 Solo le parti: 1. Prefazione, 2. Preambolo, 3. Il Fumo, 8. Psico-Analisi.
Georges Perec La vie mode d'emploi Hachette 2013 Engl: Perec Georges. (2008) Life A User's Manual. London: Vintage. Tr. Italiana: Perec, Georges. (1997) La vita istruzioni per l'uso. Milano: Rizzoli. (Estratti. I capitoli da leggere verranno indicati durante il corso).
Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh Penguin 1986