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COMPARED LITERATURES
LETTERATURE COMPARATE

Fiction, autofiction, non-fiction novel
Fiction, autofiction, non-fiction novel

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonio Tricomi Tuesday, 16.00-17.00

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE OCCIDENTALE
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

This course is designed to foster students’ ability to analyze the similarities and differences across various western cultures and literatures, especially from the second half of the 20th century to present. For this purpose, the course will examine, in detail, some of the most important texts from two main genres that, in literary criticism, are known as auto-fiction and nonfiction.

Program

1. Theoretical definition, genealogy, modern history and main current orientations of Comparative Literature

2. Theoretical definition, genealogy, main modern and contemporary forms of fiction

3. Theoretical definition, genealogy and works of non-fiction novel

4. Theoretical definition, genealogy and works of autofiction

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate good knowledge of the dynamics underlying the interrelations existing among the most important western literary genres, not only with regard to the contemporary age. They will also have to prove their ability to provide a theoretical definition of both auto-fiction and nonfiction.

Applying knowledge and understanding

By the end of the course, students will be able to develop a critical approach to the analysis of literary texts, not only with regard to specific aspects of the subject, but also from a sociological perspective.

Making judgements

By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a critical analysis and evaluation of the main literary texts studied.

Communication skills

By the end of the course, students will have acquired an ability to communicate their own ideas concerning the literary works and the theoretical issues discussed in class in a way that is clear and accurate.

Learning skills

By the end of the course, students will have acquired an ability to study and independently decode texts and to carry out bibliographic research aimed at providing a reference guidance for the interpretation of literary works.    

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

The course will be based on frontal lessons. The teacher will provide students with theoretical foundations and will help them to develop subject-specific vocabulary. Based on learners’ interest, attitude and achievements, interactive lessons will be included in the course, in order to promote debate and critical thinking among students, using seminar-style teaching methods.

Course books

References

Pero Boitani e Emilia Di Rocco, Guida allo studio delle letterature comparate, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2013

Truman Capote, A sangue freddo, in Romanzi e racconti, a cura di Gigliola Nocera, Mondadori, Milano 1999

Emmanuel Carrère, L’Avversario, Adelphi, Milano 2013

Philip Roth, I fatti. Autobiografia di un romanziere, Einaudi, Torino 2013

Roberto Saviano, Gomorra. Viaggio nell’impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra, Mondadori, Milano 2006

Walter Siti, Troppi paradisi, Einaudi, Torino 2006

Antonio Tricomi, Cronache letterarie, Galaad, Giulianova 2017

Optional readings

Eraldo Affinati, Campo del sangue, Mondadori, Milano 1997

Raffaele Donnarumma, Ipermodernità. Dove va la narrativa contemporanea, il Mulino, Bologna 2014

Alessandro Leogrande, La frontiera, Feltrinelli, Milano 2015

Lorenzo Marchese, L’io possibile. L’autofiction come paradosso del romanzo contemporaneo, Transeuropa, Massa 2014

Guido Mazzoni, Teoria del romanzo, il Mulino, Bologna 2011

Vito Santoro, a cura di, Notizie dalla post-realtà. Caratteri e figure della narrativa italiana degli anni Zero, Quodlibet, Macerata 2010

Antonio Tricomi, La Repubblica delle Lettere. Generazioni, scrittori, società nell’Italia contemporanea, Quodlibet, Macerata 2010

Assessment

The evaluation of students’ achievements will be based on oral examinations. Learners’ knowledge of the subject and their ability to display critical thinking, using subject-specific language, will be assessed during the examination, through questions aimed at evaluating the acquisition of theoretical notions.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

References

Pero Boitani e Emilia Di Rocco, Guida allo studio delle letterature comparate, Laterza, Bari-Roma 2013

Truman Capote, A sangue freddo, in Romanzi e racconti, a cura di Gigliola Nocera, Mondadori, Milano 1999

Emmanuel Carrère, L’Avversario, Adelphi, Milano 2013

Philip Roth, I fatti. Autobiografia di un romanziere, Einaudi, Torino 2013

Roberto Saviano, Gomorra. Viaggio nell’impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra, Mondadori, Milano 2006

Walter Siti, Troppi paradisi, Einaudi, Torino 2006

Antonio Tricomi, Cronache letterarie, Galaad, Giulianova 2017

Optional readings

Eraldo Affinati, Campo del sangue, Mondadori, Milano 1997

Raffaele Donnarumma, Ipermodernità. Dove va la narrativa contemporanea, il Mulino, Bologna 2014

Alessandro Leogrande, La frontiera, Feltrinelli, Milano 2015

Lorenzo Marchese, L’io possibile. L’autofiction come paradosso del romanzo contemporaneo, Transeuropa, Massa 2014

Guido Mazzoni, Teoria del romanzo, il Mulino, Bologna 2011

Vito Santoro, a cura di, Notizie dalla post-realtà. Caratteri e figure della narrativa italiana degli anni Zero, Quodlibet, Macerata 2010

Antonio Tricomi, La Repubblica delle Lettere. Generazioni, scrittori, società nell’Italia contemporanea, Quodlibet, Macerata 2010

Assessment

The evaluation of students’ achievements will be based on oral examinations. Learners’ knowledge of the subject and their ability to display critical thinking, using subject-specific language, will be assessed during the examination, through questions aimed at evaluating the acquisition of theoretical notions.

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