LABORATORY OF LITERATURE

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Code
72628
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/14
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

This is a post-graduate course taught in the first and second semesters. It offers an introduction to literary and cultural theory and consists of 10 2-hour seminars.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Students who attend this course regularly, and study the prescribed materials, will acquire 

- a knowledge of key aspects of literary and cultural theory and different critical traditions;

- an advanced knowledge of some (meta)critical and methodological instruments of the literary and cultural analysis;

- an advanced ability to analyse some aspects of literary texts and specific cultural phenomena.

TEACHING METHODS

10 2-hour seminars in Italian. Attendance is mandatory.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Students will have the opportunity to investigate a range of theoretical issues: theories of the poetic text; debates around the relationship between the historical avant-gardes and mass society (Walter Benjamin, Ortega y Gasset, Joseph Frank, theorists of the grotesque); postmodern and postcolonial theory (Frederic Jameson, Terry Eagleton, Frantz Fanon and Edward Said); body and affect theories.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list will be made available through aulaweb and/or in the Department library.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA COLOMBINO (President)

LUISA VILLA (President)

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS

MARIA RITA CIFARELLI

SARA DICKINSON

MICHELE PORCIELLO

MICAELA ROSSI

LAURA SALMON

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

10 2-hour seminars in Italian. Attendance is mandatory.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

This is a Pass/Fail course. It is assessed by:

- monitoring the attendance, the knowledge and personal analysis of the texts in the reading list, and the participation in seminar discussion.

- a final oral examination on a selection of texts analysed during the course.

Students will pass the exam if they have attended continuously, engaged actively in seminar discussion and shown the ability to apply the theoretical instruments acquired during the course to literary texts and cultural phenomena.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/06/2017 09:00 GENOVA Orale