Renaissance theatre and novel (theory, narratology, with examples in the Spanish novel and theatre) (2020/2021)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
cod wi: DT000042
Name of lecturer
Anna Bognolo
Anna Bognolo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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A.A. 20/21 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2020 al Sep 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The objective is the acquisition by the doctoral students of a narratological terminology for some concepts that unite the novel with the theatre for the analysis of the content at the level of literary motifs, and the illustration of the problems that arise at this level of analysis.


Some theoretical issues of narratology will be illustrated starting from the concepts of Cesare Segre and Michail Bachtin, in particular on the concept of literary motif and on the transition from novel to theater. It will deal with texts from the Spanish Renaissance: the novels of chivalry, the Don Quixote by Cervantes and the theatre of the Siglo de Oro (Lope de Vega and his successors).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cesare Segre Avviamento all’analisi del testo letterario Einaudi 1979
M. de CERVANTES Don Quijote de la Mancha, ed. Francisco Rico Alfaguara 2016
Michail M. Bachtin Estetica e romanzo Einaudi 1997
Cesare Segre Teatro e romanzo : due tipi di comunicazione letteraria Einaudi 1984

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