Russian literature and culture 2 (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002915
Name of lecturer
Manuel Boschiero
Coordinator
Manuel Boschiero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Russian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are expected to:

1) know the most important moments and the main peculiarities of the Russian History, as well as the essential elements of 19thcentury structures of the Russian language;
2) apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the literary works presented during the classes, with the help of the provided critical references;
3) have the ability to formulate autonomous judgments about the main themes of the course, and to explain them correctly and coherently.



Syllabus

The representation of the body in Russian literature and culture of 20th century
Образ тела в русской литературе и культуре XX века

Primary sources:

V. Majakovskij, Oblako v stanach (La nuvola in calzoni)
E. Zamjatin, My (Noi)
L. Lunc, Ischodjaščaja n. 37 (Protocollo n. 37)
A. Solženicyn, Rakovyj korpus (Divisione cancro)
V. Grossman, Žizn’ i sud’ba (Vita e destino)
V. Šalamov, rasskazy Šerri brendi (Kolymskie rasskazy); Utka (Artist lopaty); Belka (Voskrešenie listvennicy); Perčatka (Kr-2) (V. Šalamov, i racconti: Cherry-brandy, L’anatra, Lo scoiattolo, il guanto in ID, I racconti di Kolyma, voll. I-II, trad. di Sergio Rapetti, Torino, Einaudi, 2011 [I ed. 1999])
K. Šachnazarov, Careubijca (L’assassino dello zar) (film)
V. Vysockij, La caccia ai lupi (Oxota na volkov), Utrenjaja gimnastika (La ginnastica del mattino), Sentimental’nyj boksër (Il pugile sentimentale) (canzoni)

Secondary sources:

— M. Martini, La rimozione del Gulag, in ID, Oltre il disgelo. La letteratura dopo l’Urss, Milano, Mondadori, 2002, pp. 47-63;
— G.P. Piretto, Il radioso avvenire. Mitologie culturali sovietiche, Torino, Einaudi 2003 (selezione di pagine);
— C. De Lotto, Una parabola sulla salvezza in «Vita e destino» di Vasilij Grossman, in Interpretazione e trasformazione, MIMESI, 2017, pp. 155-170;
— R. Faccani, La notte dell’arcangelo carrettiere, in V. Majakovskij, La nuvola in calzoni, Venezia, Marsilio, 1989, pp. 9-34.

General reference:

— AA.VV., Storia della letteratura russa. Il Novecento, Torino, Einaudi 1989-1991 (le parti relative agli autori e agli argomenti trattati);
— P. Buskovitch, Breve storia della Russia. Dalle origini a Putin, Torino, Einaudi, 2013 (i capitoli relativi al Novecento).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Buskovitch Breve storia della Russia. Dalle origini a Putin Einaudi 2013 (i capitoli sul Novecento)
G. P. Piretto Il radioso avvenire. Mitologie culturali sovietiche Einaudi 2003
AA.VV. Storia della letteratura russa. Il Novecento Einaudi 1991

Assessment methods and criteria

Final evaluation: oral exam.
The questions will cover any of the topics mentioned in the programme. Students will be asked to read, translate, and analyse the literary passages proposed during the classes.

The assessment will consider the following criteria:
- Content accuracy and completeness
- Achievement of adequate analysis abilities
- Clarity in the exposition, arguing ability, and knowledge of the subject-specific lexicon.

Pre-requisites:
This exam cannot be taken before having passed the following exams: Русский язык 1 and Русская литература 1.

Итоговой контроль: устный экзамен.
При проведении итогового контроля вопросы экзамена будут отражать основные понятия и темы курса.
Кроме того, oдним из аспектов проверки на экзамене является чтение, а также перевод и анализ литературных текстов.

Критерии контроля качества знаний:
- точность и полнота ответа с точки зрения содержания
- способность самостоятельного анализа
- ясность изложения, умение аргоментировать и владение специальной терминологией и лексикой дисциплины.

Условия допуска к экзамену:
- К экзамену допускаются только студенты, успешно сдавшие экзамены по русскому языку и литературе за первый год обучения (Lingua russa 1 и Letteratura e cultura russa 1).

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018