Intertextes - Queneau and the influences of textuality (2020/2021)

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Course code
cod wi: DT000037
Name of lecturer
Riccardo Benedettini
Riccardo Benedettini
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A.A. 20/21 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2020 al Sep 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

Learning objective is the acquisition by the PhD students of a narratological terminology (in particular on the concept of intertextuality) moving from the analysis of the work of Raymond Queneau


The lesson aims to analyze some elements of intertextuality present in the work of Raymond Queneau. We will focus in particular on fictional writing but, considering the 'mixture' that Raymond Queneau has always recognized between novel and poetry, intertextual traces will also be indicated in the "Petite Cosmogonie Portative", a poetic work of the 1950s rendered in Italian by Sergio Solmi, with the close collaboration of Italo Calvino.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Raymond Queneau Journaux 1914-1965 Gallimard 1996
Raymond Queneau Œuvres complètes, I, Gallimard, «Bibliothèque de la Pléiade» 1989
Raymond Queneau Œuvres complètes, III, Romans Gallimard, «Bibliothèque de la Pléiade» 2006
Raymond Queneau Œuvres complètes, II, Romans Gallimard, «Bibliothèque de la Pléiade» 2002
Gérard Genette Palimpsestes. La littérature au second degré Seuil 1982
Raymond Queneau Piccola cosmogonia portatile seguita da Piccola guida alla Piccola cosmogonia di I. Calvino, traduzione di S. Solmi Einaudi 1982
Julia Kristeva Sèméiotikè Seuil 1969

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