POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

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Code
55862
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st 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
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

In the first semester, the course will be held remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms or in presence, according to the pandemic situation.

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

Lectures will take place via Teams and Aulaweb in the first semester

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

Teaching keywords: Humanism; Renaissance; Counter-Reformation; Baroque; Enlightenment; Romanticism; Sarmatism; Messianism; Center <> Periphery.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

The obligatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004 (2019). We will read chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). All texts, including a brief selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century, will be provided online (either on the Web Classroom or through the teacher's personal page). The readings will be complemented by short videos

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY not attending student
In addition to what is indicated above, non-attending students - i.e. students who cannot attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read:
Introduction to the political writings of Adam Mickiewicz pp 109-129
Marina Bersano Begey (edited by Krystyna Jaworska)
https://plitonline.it/2013/plit-4-2013-109-129-marina-bersano-begey-krystyna-jaworska

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

The obligatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004 (2019). We will read chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). All texts, including a brief selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century, will be provided online. The readings will be complemented by short videos

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY not attending student
In addition to what is indicated above, non-attending students - i.e. students who cannot attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read:
Introduction to the political writings of Adam Mickiewicz pp 109-129
Marina Bersano Begey (edited by Krystyna Jaworska)
https://plitonline.it/2013/plit-4-2013-109-129-marina-bersano-begey-krystyna-jaworska

 

POLISH STUDENTS MAY ASK FOR A POLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: The reception of Prof. Quercioli will take place at times to be defined, and at the request of students. Please always contact the teacher by email or mobile phone for confirmation or to arrange alternative times. &nbsp; &nbsp;

Exam Board

LAURA QUERCIOLI (President)

KAROLINA KOWALCZE

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures will take place via Teams and Aulaweb in the first semester

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


The starting date of the lessons will be announced as soon as possible.

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. 

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Polish students may read all the literary texts in the bibliography in the original language.