Comparative literature

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/14
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The learning objective of this course is to give the students a general overview of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; these theoretical skills shall be exemplified also by the analysis of specific authors, texts or themes.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will know the general principles of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. Students will also be able to understand and examine the texts that are taken into account in the monographic section of the course, discussing their theoretical and historical-literary features. Furthermore, students will acquire the ability to deal with interpretative problems, showing awareness of the different methodological perspectives, and making use of the provided bibliography.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for the academic year 2021/22 will be provided during the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The course will be dedicated to Perceval and modern Bildungsroman, and will discuss the following topics:
- Part A will provide an introduction to the main themes of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory;
- Part B will focus on some texts borrowing from Perceval's legend from the twelfth to the twentieth century.
- Part C will show how themes and motifs from Perceval's legend have contributed to the development of modern Bildungsroman.
Prerequisites for admission
None.
Teaching methods
Class lessons are the prevailing teaching method; they include also the use of digital teaching materials that are made available on the Ariel platform. Students will also be required to discuss collectively in class the subjects treated during the lessons.
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the teacher in order to arrange an apposite plan for exam preparation.
Teaching Resources
The reference textbook is:
S. Sini e F. Sinopoli (a cura di), "Percorsi di teoria e comparatistica letteraria", Milano, Pearson, 2021.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an interview that will assess the learning outcomes. The interview will be divided into two sections devoted respectively to verify the deep knowledge of the reference textbook and the ability to analyse the texts that have been taken into account during the lessons, mainly in their original language. The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher and with the dedicated office.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/14 - LITERARY CRITICISM AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/14 - LITERARY CRITICISM AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/14 - LITERARY CRITICISM AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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