POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55862
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

semester: I – Credits: 6 - Code: 55862 - Lesson Hours: 36

The course introduces the student to the knowledge and understanding of Polish history and culture in the European context, starting from the period of Humanism to arrive at Romanticism, highlighting similarities and differences with neighbouring countries and with Italy

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students must be able to find a first orientation in the cultural and geographical area of ​​Poland and to identify some of its main peculiarities in the European context, understanding the relationship that exists between the cultural structure of Poland and that of other countries . The student will have acquired or confirmed the basic vocabulary necessary to define European cultural macro-phenomena from humanism to romanticism, and will know a selection of works by the greatest representatives of these currents in Poland. He will also be aware of the fundamental historical turning points that the country experienced during this period.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The program consists of frontal lessons, delivered by the teacher, which will be supplemented by two international conferences related to the themes of translation and whose program will be provided at the beginning of the academic year. A further integration could be provided by a meeting with Erasmus professors and a lesson with international lecturers on Ukraine, an integral part of the Kingdom of Poland for centuries.


During the lessons we will define the Polish specificities of European literary and cultural movements such as  Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism. Works of the major representatives of these currents will be studied in translation: Jan Kochanowski, Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski, Adam Mickiewicz. Particular attention will be devoted to the definition of Sarmatism, Messianism, Polonity, or the three most characteristic categories of thought for the understanding of the culture of this country.

PREREQUISITES

Don't needed

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. Reading, explanation and commentary in class of some of the main texts. At least once during the semester students will be asked to prepare, in small groups of two or three people, a brief comment on one of the topics covered and to present it to the rest of the class

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The mandatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish Literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004. It will be read from the beginning to the chapter "Romanticism after the Insurrection". Particularly chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). At the beginning of the year, texts will be photocopied with a short selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century in Italian translation. Everyone will also read: Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa, "The echo of Sarmatian glory or the formation of national identity in ancient Polish literature," pp. 72-98 and Andrzej Borowski, "The Return of Europe: Sarmatism and Messianism as Forms of the National and European Consciousness of the Poles" pp. 99-117, "PLIT 2007".

http://www.plit-aip.com/2007/pl_2007_099.html

Integrative readings will be indicated during the course.

 

 

 

Non-attending students BIBLIOGRAPHY

In addition to what is stated, students who can not attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read: Jan Kochanowski, Frasche, and Ignacy Krasicki, Adventures of Nicolò d'Esperientis. Both texts are available in the Department Library.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The mandatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish Literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004. It will be read from the beginning to the chapter "Romanticism after the Insurrection". Particularly chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). At the beginning of the year, texts will be photocopied with a short selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century in Italian translation. Everyone will also read: Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa, "The echo of Sarmatian glory or the formation of national identity in ancient Polish literature," pp. 72-98 and Andrzej Borowski, "The Return of Europe: Sarmatism and Messianism as Forms of the National and European Consciousness of the Poles" pp. 99-117, "PLIT 2007".

http://www.plit-aip.com/2007/pl_2007_099.html

Integrative readings will be indicated during the course.

 

 

 

Non-attending students BIBLIOGRAPHY

In addition to what is stated, students who can not attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read: Jan Kochanowski, Frasche, and Ignacy Krasicki, Adventures of Nicolò d'Esperientis. Both texts are available in the Department Library.

 

 

POLISH STUDENTS MAY ASK FOR A POLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prof. Quercioli will meet the students at the following times: Tuesday 5.30pm-6.30pm Thursday 13.00-14.00 please always contact the teacher by e-mail or cell phone to confirm, or to establish any alternative meeting hours    

Exam Board

LAURA QUERCIOLI (President)

KAROLINA KOWALCZE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. Reading, explanation and commentary in class of some of the main texts. At least once during the semester students will be asked to prepare, in small groups of two or three people, a brief comment on one of the topics covered and to present it to the rest of the class

LESSONS START


Lessons will start on Wednesday 2 October with, presumably, the following time: Wednesday 11-13, Thursday 11-12

ORARI

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POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

EXAMS

Exam description

 

The oral exam will allow to evaluate the student's ability to put in relation the various topics discussed during the course. During the exam, which includes open questions and feedbacks on the entire program covered, will be evaluated. the quality of the presentation, the correct use of the vocabulary (in particular in relation to the literary movements and the currents of thought studied), the capacity of critical and temporal orientation. Attendance and active participation in the lessons and at the conferences, which are an integral part of the teaching, is also obviously evaluated.

Assessment methods

 

The student will demonstrate to have assimilated the program, to have acquired the basic knowledge provided during the semester, to be able to elaborate a short speech both on the subject at will and on those required and to comment on the texts studied during the course semester, placing them in the Polish and European historical and cultural context. Attendance and active participation in the lessons will not only facilitate the exam path but will also be evaluated in the final score.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
01/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale Aula da definire
27/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale aula da definire