POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

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Code
65308
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/21
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW


 

The teaching will be divided into two parts: 6 CFU: 36 h. of frontal teaching; 9 CFU: 54 h. of frontal teaching The first 36 hours will be dedicated to the monographic theme, that is the literary and cultural relationships between Italy and Poland, the second part (18 h) will be an anthological panorama of Polish literature from the late nineteenth century to today.

The central core of the 6 CFU course will consist of four meetings via Teams with authors in Italian who have written about Poland

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this teaching is to make the student approach to the very rich and articulated literary heritage of Poland, from the XVIIII century until nowadays

At the end of the course, the student should be able to find an orientation in the geographical and cultural space of Poland and to individuate some of its more important peculiarities on a European contest

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students must be able to orient themselves and understand Polish literature of the twentieth century, in particular as regards the general themes of teaching. They will have to know at least in broad terms the complex geo-political history of Poland of the last century. They will also have acquired a first knowledge of translation techniques from Polish into Italian and will be able, through group work and on-line support, to carry out simple translations from literary texts.

PREREQUISITES

The accomplishment of at least one year of Polish Literature

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons via Teams or Aulaweb platform (first semester), in presence, if possibile, on the second semester. Reading, explanation and commentary 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

 

This teaching is part of the research project “MemWar. Memories of Wars and Traumas of the Twentieth century” of the LCM Department (https://memwarunige.hypotheses.org/). Students are warmly invited to participate in the theatrical laboratory on the memory of wars (for info and registration https://corsi.unige.it/8740/news/5566-laboratorio-teatrale-narramondo-per-progetto-memwar). Participation in the theater workshop entitles you to 3 CFUs.

 

Teaching’s keywords: Memory: Cultural memory; Individual memory; Collective memory; Shared memory, Postmemory; Places of memory; Cultural texts

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The aim of the course is to present students with an overview of 20th-century Polish literature using the theme of cultural relations between Italy and Poland as a guiding file, of the way in which the respective countries are presented outside their own linguistic context, the use or less than stereotypes and standard images
The teaching will be divided into two parts:
6 credits: 36 hours of frontal teaching
9 credits: 54 hours of frontal teaching
The first 36 hours will be dedicated to the monographic theme, i.e. the literary and cultural relationships between Italy and Poland, the second will consist of an anthological panorama of Polish literature from the late nineteenth century to today.
The central core of the 6 CFU course will consist of four meetings via Teams with authors in Italian who have written about Polish issues, both from an autobiographical and study point of view. In alphabetical order, we will meet:
Francesco M. Cataluccio; Wlodek Goldkorn, Helena Janeczek, Krystyna Jaworska.
On the Polish side, we will focus on the works of Iwaszkiewicz, Milosz, Herbert, Herling-Grudzinski, or the authors of the twentieth century who wrote the most about our country. A multifaceted and intercultural vision of the relationship between the two peoples and the two cultural paradigms will therefore be presented.
Both in the first and in the second part of the course some hours will be dedicated to tracing the historical / political panorama within which the works of the authors taken into consideration are located.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

MANUALI

Storia della Letteratura Polacca a cura di Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004, da p. 324 alla fine

Mandatory Readings.

Al least three of the following books:

 

Cataluccio F.M., Vado a vedere se di là è meglio, Sellerio, Palermo, 2010

Cataluccio F.M., Chernobyl, Sellerio, Palermo, 2011

Goldkorn W.,, Il bambino nella neve, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2016

Goldkorn W., L’asino del Messia, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2019

Janeczek. H. Le rondini di Montecassino, Guanda, Parma, 2010

Janeczek, H. Lezioni di tenebra, Guanda. Parma, 2011

Jaworska K., Dalla deportazione all’esilio. Percorsi nella letteratura polacca della Seconda guerra mondiale, Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria 2019

Si leggerà di Dario Prola "Spossato dalla bellezza". L'Italia nella scrittura di Jaroslaw Iwaszkieiwcz, Ediizoni dell'Orso, Alessandria, 2018.

Facultative Readings

 

Short readings at choice from the following volumes (to be agreed with the teacher)

 

Leśmian B., Lo stelo del tempo, trad. di S. Bruni, Austeria, Cracovia-Budapest, 2019

Schulz B., Le botteghe color cannella, trad. di A. Vivanti, Einaudi, Torino, 2008

Tuwim J., Il ballo all’opera, trad. di M. Vanchetti, Livello 4, Roma 2009

Tuwim J., Noi ebrei polacchi, a cura di G. Tomassucci, Livello 4, Roma 2009

Nałkowska Z., Senza dimenticare nulla, trad. di B. Meriggi, L’ancora del mediterraneo, Napoli, 2006

Gombrowicz W., Trans-Atlantico, trad. Di R. Landau, Feltrinelli, Milano, 1971, ried. 2005.

Szymborska W., La gioia di scrivere. Tutte le poesie 1945-2009, a cura di P. Marchesani, Adelphi, Milano, 2009.

Miłosz Cz., Poesie, trad. di Pietro Marchesani, Adelphi, Milano 1996

Herbert Z., Rapporto dalla città assediata, trad. di P. Marchesani, Adelphi, Milano 1993

Herling Grudziński G., Un mondo a parte, trad. di G. Magi riveduta dall’autore, in G. Herling, Etica e letteratura. Testimonianze, diario, racconti,cura di K. Jaworska, Mondadori, Milano, 2019, pp. 9- 350.

Grynberg H., La guerra degli ebrei, trad. di L. Quercioli, E/O, Roma, 1999

Grynberg H., Vittoria, trad. di L. Quercioli, Lithos, Roma, 2013

Wat A., Il mio secolo. Memorie e discorsi con Cz. Miłosz, a cura di L. Marinelli, Sellerio, Palermo, 2013.

Tokarczuk O.,I vagabondi, trad. di B. Delfino, Bompiani, Milano, 2019

Singer I.B., I racconti, a cura di A. Cavaglion, Mondadori (Meridiani), Milano, 1998

 

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

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons via Teams or Aulaweb platform (first semester), in presence, if possibile, on the second semester. Reading, explanation and commentary 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

After September 28th, 2020

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 teaching, 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.
The essay submitted before the exam will be discussed and evaluated

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/09/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale aula de Andrè o on line via Teams
01/10/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale aula F Polo o on line su piattaforma Teams