LABORATORY OF LITERATURE

LABORATORY OF LITERATURE

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Code
72628
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This is a postgraduate 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

The course consists of seminars run by members of the teaching staff and coordinated by the teacher in charge.

The course aims to provide postgraduate students with a basic knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to literary texts and cultural objects.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

- a knowledge of key aspects of literary and cultural theory and an understanding of 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.

PREREQUISITES

An advanced knowledge of Italian (Level C1) and of two literatures and cultures.

 

Teaching methods

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

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This is an introductory course on essential theoretical aspects of literary and cultural theory. Students will have the opportunity to investigate a range of theoretical issues with a special emphasis on the origins of the debate around art and mass culture (Walter Benjamin e Ortega y Gasset), its late twentieth-century developments through cultural studies and postmodern theory (Jean-François Lyotard, Fredric Jameson e Terry Eagleton), and the relationship between postmodernism and postcolonialism (Edward Said e Homi Bhabha).

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list will be made available through aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: All information and updates on Prof. Colombino's office hours are to be found on her departmental webpage: http://www.lingue.unige.it/?post_type=dipendente&p=2091

Exam Board

LUISA VILLA (President)

LAURA COLOMBINO (President)

LAURA SALMON

MICAELA ROSSI

MICHELE PORCIELLO

SARA DICKINSON

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

LESSONS START

2 October 2018

TIME OF CLASSES: Tuesday, 4–6 pm, Room: F, Polo Didattico

ORARI

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LABORATORY OF LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

Students will be assessed on the basis of their engagement in the discussion of the texts and their ability to deliver presentations on their contents. An additional oral test will be required if the course assessment is not fully satisfactory or the attendance is below 70%.

 

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.

- if the above requirements were not met, the student will take 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Course enrolment via aulaweb is mandatory. Examination enrolment is through the Ateneo website.

This course is valid till July 2019.