RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Code
61285
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course will be taught entirely in the second semester. The 9-credit (or 54-hour) course (for students from the LCM program or from the Department of "Lettere") meets 5 hours per week. The 6-credit (or 36-hour) course (for TTMI students) meets for only 4 of those hours.

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 or The Thaw).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to provide students (1) familiarity with some of important 19th-century Russian writers; (2) thorough knowledge of some of their important works; (3) the basic tools of literary analysis; (4) general knowledge of the main cultural figures and events from the period in question.

PREREQUISITES

none

Teaching methods

The course content will be delivered via classroom lectures with the support of Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Course Title: Types of Love in 19th-Century Russia

In this course we will read and analyze various texts from 19th-century Russia, when Russian literature became internationally known. We will investigate problems relating to love and to its realization (through marriage or outside it) in the literature and society of the era, beginning with women's writing and the "svetskaja povest'" (society tale). We will examine the evolution of literary characters that struggle against the limits imposed upon them by the society of the time: social practices, the weight of social position (class, rank, wealth, education), gender, morality and death.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

See the Italian version of the program. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: My office hours will be posted on my page on the Lingue site (http://www.lingue.unige.it/?dipendente=c05907); any changes to this schedule will be published there as well. I am also available by appointment.

Exam Board

MARIO ALESSANDRO CURLETTO (President)

SARA DICKINSON (President)

LAURA SALMON

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course content will be delivered via classroom lectures with the support of Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

The week of February 17, 2020

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

EXAMS

Exam description

Written.

Assessment methods

The written exam will last 2-3 hours.

The exam may be taken in Russian, Italian, or English. It will be held ONLY 5 times a year (twice in Jun/Jul, once in Sept, twice in Jan/Feb 2021) so please PLAN accordingly for your specific deadlines regarding travel (including Erasmus) or scholarships.

This program "expires" in February 2021. Students who have not passed the exam by that time will be examined on the course program for 2020-21.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended.

Students should register for the course also on Aulaweb (which will be fundamental for receiving updates).