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COMPARED LITERATURES
LETTERATURE COMPARATE

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonio Tricomi antoniotricomi@hotmail.com
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE OCCIDENTALE
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Learning Objectives

The course is designed to foster students’ ability to analyze the similarities and differences across various western cultures and literatures, especially with reference to period between the 18th and the 21th century. With this in mind, students will study some of the most popular literary and cinematographic representations concerning the impact of pandemics on society, with a focus on dystopian novels and films.

Program

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

2. Analysis of a number of chosen texts.

3. Analysis of a number of chosen films.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Comprehension and knowledge

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.

Applied knowledge

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.

Critical thinking

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 during the course.

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

Supporting Activities

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises) and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

The course is 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

• Marco Ferreri, Il seme dell’uomo (film: 1969)

• Francis Lawrence, Io sono leggenda (film: 2007)

• Jack London, La peste scarlatta, Milano, Adelphi, 2009

• Mariangela Lopopolo, Che cos’è la letteratura comparata, Roma, Carocci, 2012

• Curzio Malaparte, La pelle, Milano, Adelphi, 2010

• Cormac McCarthy, La strada, Torino, Einaudi, 2014

• Edgar Allan Poe, La maschera della Morte Rossa, in Id., Opere scelte, a cura di Giorgio Manganelli, Milano, Mondadori, 191, pp. 513-520

• Steven Soderbergh, Contagion (film: 2011)

Optional readings

• Albert Camus, La peste, Milano, Bompiani, 2019

• Daniel Defoe, Diario dell’anno della peste, Roma, Elliot, 2014

• Elisabetta Di Mincio, Il futuro in bilico. Il mondo contemporaneo tra controllo, utopia e distopia, Milano, Meltemi, 2018, pp. 7-53, 121-138

• Alessandro Manzoni, Storia della colonna infame, in Id., I promessi sposi. Storia della colonna infame, Torino, Einaudi, 2015, pp. 671-778

• Richard Mateson, Io sono leggenda, Milano, Mondadori, 2020

• Philip Roth, Nemesi, Torino, Einaudi, 2011

• José Saramago, Cecità, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2010

• Mary Shelley, L’ultimo uomo, Milano, Jouvence, 2020

• M.P. Shiel, La nube purpurea, Milano, Adelphi, 1967

Assessment

The evaluation of students’ achievements is 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

• Marco Ferreri, Il seme dell’uomo (film: 1969)

• Francis Lawrence, Io sono leggenda (film: 2007)

• Jack London, La peste scarlatta, Milano, Adelphi, 2009

• Mariangela Lopopolo, Che cos’è la letteratura comparata, Roma, Carocci, 2012

• Curzio Malaparte, La pelle, Milano, Adelphi, 2010

• Cormac McCarthy, La strada, Torino, Einaudi, 2014

• Edgar Allan Poe, La maschera della Morte Rossa, in Id., Opere scelte, a cura di Giorgio Manganelli, Milano, Mondadori, 191, pp. 513-520

• Steven Soderbergh, Contagion (film: 2011)

Optional readings

• Albert Camus, La peste, Milano, Bompiani, 2019

• Daniel Defoe, Diario dell’anno della peste, Roma, Elliot, 2014

• Elisabetta Di Mincio, Il futuro in bilico. Il mondo contemporaneo tra controllo, utopia e distopia, Milano, Meltemi, 2018, pp. 7-53, 121-138

• Alessandro Manzoni, Storia della colonna infame, in Id., I promessi sposi. Storia della colonna infame, Torino, Einaudi, 2015, pp. 671-778

• Richard Mateson, Io sono leggenda, Milano, Mondadori, 2020

• Philip Roth, Nemesi, Torino, Einaudi, 2011

• José Saramago, Cecità, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2010

• Mary Shelley, L’ultimo uomo, Milano, Jouvence, 2020

• M.P. Shiel, La nube purpurea, Milano, Adelphi, 1967

Assessment

The evaluation of students’ achievements is 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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