Russian literature and culture 2 (2019/2020)

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 (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

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 City in Russian Literature and Culture of 20th Century

Primary sources:

A. Belyj, Peterburg (Pietroburgo) (selezione di pagine)
V. Majakovskij, Oblako v štanach (La nuvola in calzoni)
E. Zamjatin, My (Noi)
M. Bulgakov, Master i Margarita (Il Maestro e Margherita)
A. Achmatova, Rekviem (Requiem)
V. Grossman, Žizn’ i sud’ba (Vita e destino)
S. Dovlatov, Kompromiss (Compromesso)

Secondary sources:
Ju. Lotman, Il simbolismo di Pietroburgo e i problemi della semiotica della città, in La semiosfera. L’asimmetria e il dialogo nelle strutture pensanti, Marsilio, Venezia 1985;
Introduzione, in A. Achmatova, La corsa del tempo. liriche e poemi, a cura di Michele Colucci, Torino, Einaudi, 1992, pp. V- XLVII.
G.P. Piretto, Quando c’era l’URSS. 70 anni di storia culturale sovietica, Milano, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2018 (selezione di pagine);
C. De Lotto, Vita e Destino di V. Grossman: dinamiche del totalitarismo nello spazio del lager // «Russica Romana», 2015 (XXII), pp. 53-75;
Ju. Lotman, La casa ne Il Maestro e Margherita, trad. di M. Vanin, eSamizdat 2005(III) 2–3, pp. 31–36
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
M. Colucci Introduzione, in A. Achmatova, La corsa del tempo. liriche e poemi, a cura di Michele Colucci, Torino, Einaudi, 1992, pp. V- XLVII. Einaudi 1992
G. P. Piretto Quando c'era l'URSS. 70 anni di storia culturale sovietica Raffaello Cortina Editore 2018 9788832850567
AA.VV. Storia della letteratura russa. Il Novecento Einaudi 1991
C. De lotto Vita e Destino di V. Grossman: dinamiche del totalitarismo nello spazio del lager // «Russica Romana», 2015 (XXII), pp. 53-75. 2015

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.

Итоговый 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).