POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MOD.1

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Code
65281
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The module is intended to provide a knowledge overview of 20th century Polish theatre forms, together with the Hebrew and the Yiddish theater, which in this country was born.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module is intended to provide a knowledge overview of 20th century Polish theatre forms, together with the Hebrew and the Yiddish theater, which in this country was born.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to present students with an overall overview of Polish literature from the second half of the nineteenth century to today, using the theme of the prison as a leitmotif. Prison is what, in the words of Marshal Pilsudski, “for a long time was part of the Polish culture”,”a life partner of the Poles”. As is well known, even after the 1920s, period of the Father of the Fatherland’s declaration, jail and imprisonment continued to mark the life of this country and of  numerous Polish writers and leaders. The students will learn to read an important literary tradition from a decentralized point of view, and to evaluate how the phenomenon of the always very current detention of writers and intellectuals, and the complex relationship between inside and outside, between freedom and constraint, is one of the constants of cultural life in a general sense.

An essential introduction to the theme will be the international conference “From Behind the Bars: Art, Literature and Prison from the XIX Century to Today”, organized by the DCLM on December 5th and 6th, 2018.

At the end of the course, students will be asked to be aware of the different historical and literary periodizations of Poland from the late nineteenth century to today; to know how to place events and authors chronologically; to be able to analyze one of the literary texts on which one will dwell in the course of teaching.

 

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The aim of this course is to present students with an overall overview of Polish literature from the second half of the nineteenth century to today, using the theme of the prison as a leitmotif. Prison is what, in the words of Marshal Pilsudski, “for a long time was part of the Polish culture”,”a life partner of the Poles”. As is well known, even after the 1920s, period of the Father of the Fatherland’s declaration, jail and imprisonment continued to mark the life of this country and of  numerous Polish writers and leaders. The students will learn to read an important literary tradition from a decentralized point of view, and to evaluate how the phenomenon of the always very current detention of writers and intellectuals, and the complex relationship between inside and outside, between freedom and constraint, is one of the constants of cultural life in a general sense.

An essential introduction to the theme will be the international conference “From Behind the Bars: Art, Literature and Prison from the XIX Century to Today”, organized by the DCLM on December 5th and 6th, 2018.

At the end of the course, students will be asked to be aware of the different historical and literary periodizations of Poland from the late nineteenth century to today; to know how to place events and authors chronologically; to be able to analyze one of the literary texts on which one will dwell in the course of teaching.

 


6 CFU teaching: 36 hours of frontal teaching Teaching

9 CFU 52 hours of frontal teaching

In the teaching for 9 CFU, in addition to the program already described, we will read and analyze short texts also in Polish by Maria Konopnicka, Zofia Nalkowska, Sara Nomberg-Przytyk

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Storia della Letteratura Polacca a cura di Luigi Marinelli (disponibile anche in polacco), Einaudi 2004, da p. 274 a p. 492.

Laura Quercioli, La prigione era a mia casa. Carcere e istituzioni totali nella letteratura polacca, Aracne 2014

Readings:

Excerpts from :

Janusz Korczak, Diario dal ghetto

Kazimierz Moczarski, Conversazioni con il boia

Zofia Nalkowska, Senza dimenticare nulla

Aleksander Wat, Il mio secolo

Stefan Wyszysnki, Appunti dalla prigione

MANUAL

History of Polish Literature (also available in Polish) by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004, from p. 274 a p. 492.

Laura Quercioli, The prison was at my house. Prison and total institutions in Polish literature, Aracne 2014

READINGS

 

 

The Program for NON ATTENDING students will be defined personally with the teacher

Before entering the exam, at least one week in advance, all students, attending or not, will have to prepare a short paper (one or two pages), on one of the topics of teaching, following the instructions in the file Norme per tesi e tesine  available in the Teacher’s Page

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours for students Prof Quercioli (to be confirmed before classes start) Tuesday 17.30-18.30 Thursday 12.00-13.00 please, however, contact the teacher by email in advance to fix the meeting   Office hours for students Dr. Kowalcze: Monday 12-13.    

Exam Board

LAURA QUERCIOLI (President)

KAROLINA KOWALCZE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

LESSONS START

Second Semester

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The student will be asked to interpret and analyze on a European contest one or more of the texts and videos studied during the course. 

Assessment methods

The student will be asked to interpret and analyze on a European contest one or more of the texts and videos studied during the course.