The course intends to introduce some fundamental approaches to literary translation, taking into consideration numerous interpretations and rewritings of the catabasis theme from the its origins to contemporary times. Through a close comparison with classical texts (Odyssey, Aeneid, the Metamorphosis, etc.) the course will attempt to bring to the surface the originality and the peculiarity of the reemployment of such topoi in modern literature.
Assessment will be by oral exam.
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