Teaching workshop: Literary geographies

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This workshop, held by Nicoletta Brazzelli in collaboration with Marcello Tanca (University of Cagliari), is addressed to third-year BA students and to MA students in Foreign languages and literatures, and intends to provide them with a series of reflections concerning the role of geography in literary and linguistic studies. It will also show attending students how literary texts can be analysed and interpreted through interdisciplinary perspectives.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are required to attend the workshop and to participate in a conference day on the intersections between geography and literature. They are expected to give a final presentation on what they have learned.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
The website of the workshop is online on the Ariel platform: students will be able to download the meeting schedule and the materials provided by the teacher. The workshop will be held on Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
The workshop, held from March to May, consists of a series of meetings, coordinated by Nicoletta Brazzelli. The teachers will be Nicoletta Brazzelli, Marcello Tanca (University of Cagliari) and other professors at the University of Milan. The meeting schedule will be published on the Ariel website of the workshop. The workshop provides students with reflections on the intersections between geography and literature and also with some examples of interdisciplinary textual analyses
Prerequisites for admission
Third-year BA students and MA students (first- or second-year)
Teaching methods
The workshop is based on teachers' presentations of the main concepts and issues (through slides, audiovisual materials) and requires the active participation of students. It employs discussions and other forms of interactions between teachers and students
Teaching Resources
Materials (both methodological and literary texts) will be specified during the workshop and provided by the teacher
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final mark will be an evaluation recorded as Approved/Not approved. It is not possible for students to reject the final mark. The evaluation will derive from the students' attendance, their active participation in the discussions and a final work
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours