Russian culture and the Slavic world (2020/2021)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 6 L-LIN/21-SLAVIC STUDIES I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Maciej Bielawski
PARTE II 3 L-LIN/21-SLAVIC STUDIES I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Maciej Bielawski

Learning outcomes

The course aims to offer a comparative look at some distinctive topics of the Russian culture, including comparisons with other Slavic cultures. At the end of the course students will be able to: 1) know some topics of the Russian culture, including their relationships with other cultures; 2) apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the literary works presented during the classes, also in a comparative way; 3) have the ability to formulate autonomous judgments about the main themes of the course, and to explain them correctly and coherently.

Syllabus

The course aims to offer a comparative look at some distinctive topics of the Russian culture, including comparisons with other Slavic cultures. At the end of the course students will be able to: 1) know some topics of the Russian culture, including their relationships with other cultures; 2) apply the acquired knowledge to the analysis of the literary works presented during the classes, also in a comparative way; 3) have the ability to formulate autonomous judgments about the main themes of the course, and to explain them correctly and coherently.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. It will consist of a colloquium in order to verify the understanding of the two literary works mentioned in the theme and the knowledge of the contents presented during the course. The student also has to prepare a comparison of some aspect chosen freely from two works and reported in a short essay o scheme.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sante Graciotti (ed.) Dostoevskij nella coscienza d'oggi Sansoni Editore 1981
Jospeh Frank Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time Princeton Univeristy Press 2009
Georges Nivat Le phenomene Soljenitsyne Librairie Arthème Fayard 2009
Fedor M. Dostoevskij L'idiota Rizzoli 2004 88-17-00245-3
Ljudmila Saraskina Solzenicyn San Paolo 2010 978-88-215-6881-7