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).
|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|