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POLITICAL SYMBOLOGY
SIMBOLICA POLITICA

Genocide and Witness
Il genocidio e il testimone

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Domenico Scalzo After every lesson

Assigned to the Degree Course

Political Science, Economics and Government (L-36)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course is aimed to the basic comprehension of political symbolics through the study of the question of genocidy in the history. The corse wants to introduce students to the political and philosophical comprehension of the lager (concentration camp), as opposite to the city, through the reading an interpretation of suggested books.

Program

The program focuses on two main books for the exam and a series of recommended readings.

The topic is the genocide.

The classes will go through the idea of ghenos into the classic and modern philosophy.

The main reference will be the German philosophy at the time of Nazism.

Another pillar of the research will be the topic of the survivor, of the witness and the memory of the concentration camp through the literary works of Primo Levi and Hannah Arendt.

Below some keywords that will be discussed during lessons:  

Ghenos,lineage, identity, community, nation.

Camp and bare life.

Witness

Ethics and Politics.

Responsibility under tyranny

Democarcy and Totalitarism

Power and survival.

Bridging Courses

anything

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The learning achievements and the competences to be acquired are in line with those required by a bachelor in Political Sciences of International Relations. In particular, they are related to the acquisition of knowledge and comprehension of papers that allow to elaborate original ideas into a wider and multidisciplinary research environment. The course help the students to acquire competences and skills in order to deal with new and unconventional topics and to manage complexity. Finally to communicate the acquired competences in a clear and complete way.

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 supporting activities will be communicaded at the beginning  of the lessons. 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

The supporting activities includes also two seminars. The dates will be communicated during the course and uploaded on the online platform.

The Europe Union to work by Salvatore Scalzo

Imagine, Conversation, Politics by Walter Bernardini.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

frontal lessons and seminaries

Attendance

nothing

Course books

Domenico Scalzo, Come un tradimento, Argalia, Urbino 2020

Giorgio Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1998.

Lectures:

Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo, edizione a cura di A. Cavaglion, Einaudi, Torino 2012.

Primo Levi, I sommersi e i salvati, Einaudi, Torino 2014.

Pier Paolo Portinaro, L'imperativo di uccidere, Laterza, Bari 2017. 

Assessment

oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

On appointement (during office hours), The Professor is avaiable to give detailed information about the course and the books to the Non-attending Students. Further information will be uploaded on the online platform.

Attendance

anyrhing

Course books

Domenico Scalzo, Come un tradimento, Argalia, Urbino 2020

Giorgio Agamben, Quel che resta di Auschwitz, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 1998.

Lectures:

Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo, edizione a cura di A. Cavaglion, Einaudi, Torino 2012.

Primo Levi, I sommersi e i salvati, Einaudi, Torino 2014.

Pier Paolo Portinaro, L'imperativo di uccidere, Laterza, Bari 2017. 

Assessment

oral exam

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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