RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Code
61285
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual

OVERVIEW

The 6-credit version of this course (taught by prof. M. A. Curletto and prof. S. Dickinson in the first semester) is for TTMI students; it also comprises the first part of the 9-credit course for LCM students.
The 9-credit version of the course will also include 18 hours of lectures in the second semester (taught by Prof. L. Salmon).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Our first-year course introduces students to Russian literature and culture from its medieval origins to the mid 1800s; in the second year, students focus more specifically on problems of literary style and evolution by examining texts from the 19th and 20th centuries that are linked by a particular theme; students who take the third-year course will go still more deeply into the literature and culture of a more specific historical period (such as the first half of the 20th century).

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

This course aims to provide students with (1) the basic tools of literary analysis; (2) thorough knowledge of several works significant for Russian literary tradition through the optic of the theme “Love-Not Love”; (3) general knowledge of the main cultural figures and events from the period in question.

Teaching methods

The course content will be delivered via classroom lectures with the possible support of Aulaweb and/or Facebook.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Course title: “Love-Not Love”

We will read and analyze various 19th- and 20th-century texts treating themes of love that is turbulent, difficult, impossible.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

THIS READING IS NOT "RECOMMENDED": IT IS MANDATORY!

CURLETTO

S. Aksakov, “Cronaca di famiglia” (Семейная хроника)
Ju. Oleša, “Invidia” (Зависть)
V. Šukšin, "Il viburno rosso" (Калина красная)
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DICKINSON
E. Rostopčina, “Rango e denaro” (Чины и деньги)
I. Turgenev, “Primo amore” (Первая любовь)
N. Leskov, “Una Lady Macbeth” (Лэди Макбет мценского уезда)
A. Čechov, "La fidanzata" (Невестка)
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Per il corso di 9 cfu anche:

SALMON
Dostoevskij, “Idiota” (Идиот)
Tolstoj, "La sonata a Kreutzer" (Крейцерова соната); "Padre Sergij" (Отец Сергий); "Il diavolo" (Дьявол)
Dovlatov, “La filiale” (Филиал)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prof. Salmon's office hours are organized twice per week, except February, June and July (when the schedule changes depending on the exams and sometimes they take place only once per week), and are suspended during all August. The timetable is provided after the classes' schedule is completed. Each possible change in day/time due to different unexpected causes is communicated by prof. Salmon as soon as possible on her personal homepage  (http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=232) see: "comunicazioni". All students and graduates can chose the preferred time between the two possibilities, or they can contact prof. Salmon by mail (salmon@unige.it) or phone (010-2099566) during the office hours. Other teachers of all Russian courses have their homepage on Departement site, where analgous information is provided, including e-mail adress.

Ricevimento: My office hours are posted on the Lingue site (http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=217); any changes to this schedule will be published as "comunicazioni". I am also available by appointment.

Exam Board

LAURA SALMON (President)

SARA DICKINSON (President)

MARIO ALESSANDRO CURLETTO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course content will be delivered via classroom lectures with the possible support of Aulaweb and/or Facebook.

LESSONS START

The week of October 10, 2016. 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral and/or written exams

Assessment methods

The first round of exams in Jan-Feb 2017 will be oral. TTMI students and those LCM students who wish to complete the exam for the first 6 of their 9 credits will have the opportunity to do so through an oral exam at this time. After February 2017, however, the course exam will be exclusively written. Those who have not yet taken the exam, who have not yet passed the exam, or who have passed only 6 of 9 credits will be required to take a written exam.

Both oral and written exams may be taken in Russian, Italian, or English.

Students who do not regularly attend lectures will have an additional exercise that consists of questions on literary history. Further details will be provided after the course begins.

This program "expires" in February 2017. Students who have not passed the exam by that time will be examined on the course program for 2017-18.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended.