SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURES AND CULTURES I

SCANDINAVIAN LITERATURES AND CULTURES I

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Code
55842
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/15
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

This course is made up of 36 hours of lectures (three weekly hours over 12 weeks, from October to January) and is worth 6 credits.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to introduce students to the variety of aspects of the cultural and literary history of Nordic countries, while highlighting elements of uniformity and diversity among them and in relation to the rest of the European cultural world.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will be aware of and acquainted with the historical, social and literary development of the Scandinavian countries from the origins to the 1880s and will be able to critically analyse some of the Scandinavian main literary works, by adequately contextualising them in the different periods, identifying their position in the European canon and highlighting their Nordic or national features.

Teaching methods

36 hours of lectures; further activities will be announced during the course.
The course will be entirely held in Italian.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Scandinavian literature and culture from the origins to Naturalism

This course aims to illustrate the main stages in the cultural evolution of the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) from a literary, a historical and a social point of view, from Scandinavian pre-history to the 1880s. Cultural trends, main authors and the most significant works from each period will be dealt with, while pointing out both the distinctive elements of the Scandinavian area and its relationship with other European literary and cultural traditions.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students will have to prove their acquaintance with the course contents, including all the texts looked at during the course, and will have to read eight works chosen among a reading list of Scandinavian authors.

For details about the programme, the reading list and all the material for students who cannot attend the course, please contact me at davide.finco@unige.it.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesdays, from 9.30 to 11.30, or on appointment.

Exam Board

DAVIDE AGOSTINO FINCO (President)

PAOLO MARELLI

CHIARA BENATI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

36 hours of lectures; further activities will be announced during the course.
The course will be entirely held in Italian.

LESSONS START

Lessons will start on Monday, 16th October 2017. The current schedule is the following:

Monday 13-14 in room B (Polo didattico, Via delle Fontane)

Wednesday 12-14 in room D (Polo didattico, Via delle Fontane)

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam at the end of the course or in the following exam sessions. The exam lasts approximately half an hour and is meant to test both the knowledge of the syllabus (course topics, texts analysed in class and readings) and reasoning skills. Accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline will be taken into account. The examination will also take place on a topic of the programme chosen and carefully analysed by the student.

The examination, as well as the course, will be thoroughly in Italian.

Assessment methods

Oral tests consist of an interview conducted by the teacher who taught the course plus another teacher or expert in the same discipline. For each course, the exam board members establish common and shared evaluation criteria, as illustrated by the lecturer(s) during the course and indicated in the course syllabus template.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Course attendance is not compulsory, but warmly recommended.

Students will not have to formally enrol in this course; however, this course - as any other - is to be included in the learning plan to be officially acknowledged.

Those who want to take the exam must enrol through the university website within three days before the examination. Participants in the course will have to log in to the Aulaweb platform, where course materials will be made available.

This course is obligatory for all first year students who have chosen Swedish as Language A or Language B. Other students may include it in their learning plan, but they are kindly asked to contact me in order to obtain a specific syllabus designed according to their own academic needs.