Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LM0100 (AF:272573 AR:159726)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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This is one of the related courses within the "Japan" curriculum of the Corso di Laurea in "Lingue e Civiltà dell'Asia e dell'Africa Mediterranea".
The course contributes to the attainment of the teaching goals of the Corso di Laurea in the area of language skills, but it also invests the cultural and humanities areas.
The main goals of the course are: to provide knowledge on the history of the Performing Arts and the fundamental tools for the interpretation of theatrical texts and performances; to provide tools for the analysis and discussion of the theatrical genres starting from 1868; to make the students acquire the skills to analyze the texts and themes; to start an analysis historically and philologically aware of the Performing Arts, from tradition to today, founded on the mastery of the technical language.
The achievement of these instructional goals allows the student to acquire the bases for an in-depth learning of the culture and society of Japan developing the skills of comparison and evaluation.
Knowledge and understanding:
- to know and understand the main aspects (genres, authors, artists, movements, works, etc.) in the history of Japanese Performing Arts after 1868
- to know and understand concepts and tools from the fields of theatrical criticism and historiography
- to deepen the knowledge and understanding of historical and social contexts. The historical context may have already been studied in other teachings from different points of view (e.g. historical, artistic ...)

Applying knowledge and understanding:
- to analyze and interpret theatrical genres and texts by using concepts and tools from the fields of criticism and historiography of the performing arts
- to critically apply concepts from historiography (eg "canon formation") to the historical period studied in the course

Making judgements:
- to produce critical judgments on the textual and historical-artistic phenomena that are part of the program by using arguments that are critically and historically sound
- to subject various types of sources (academic and creative texts) to critical examination

- to express and re-elaborate the contents of the program in written form, in a synthetic and effective way, without resorting to automatisms and schematisms resulting from a mnemonic study

Lifelong learning skills:
- to know how to take notes in an effective way
- to know how to critically integrate the study of different materials (notes, slides, manuals, creative texts, academic articles)
- to be able to independently study materials and topics not covered during the lectures
- to refine one's ability to study materials in English and Japanese
- to refine one's ability to use the online teaching platform.
It is desirable that the students possess already a good knowledge of premodern Japanese literature, acquired through (however not exclusively) attending the "Japanese Literature" (1-2-3) classes.
To adequately follow the lessons the student must possess the essential lines of the history, literature and Arts of Japan and easily move between the texts and the authors of greater importance, recognize the formal and linguistic aspects of a text, have a good knowledge of the (Intermediate) Japanese language written and oral.
The course will cover the history of Japanese Performing Arts from the past to today.
In particular, the lessons will be focused on the Modern Japanese theatre until today.
Lesson 1-2-3: the traditional genres in the modern times
Lessons 4-5-6: lectures of the prof. Stanca Cionca Scholz
Lessons 7-8-9: shinpa and shingeki
Lessons 10-11: traditional and contemporary dance
Lessons 12-15: contemporary theatre.
October 3-10th: Lectures about the Contemporary Theatre in Japan and Okada Toshiki, by prof. Stanca Cionca Scholtz, emerita from University of Trier.
October 15th a performance of the narration for puppet drama (sujōruri) from Osaka will held in Venice.
- Ruperti Bonaventura, Storia del teatro giapponese, Dall'Ottocento al Duemila, Venezia, Marsilio Editori, 2016, pp. 192
- Ruperti Bonaventura, Storia del teatro giapponese, Dalle origini all'Ottocento, Venezia, Marsilio Editori, 2015, pp. 192
- B. Ruperti (a cura di), Mutamenti dei linguaggi nella scena contemporanea in Giappone, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2014, pp. 384
- Katja Centonze, Aesthetics of Impossibility: Murobushi Kō on Hijikata Tatsumi, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2018, pp. 112
- Katja Centonze (a cura di), Avant-gardes in Japan, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2010, pp. 278.
The oral examination will be focused on:
a. an argument choosen by the student about the main themes treated in this course
b. on the discussion about general contents of this course.
The student must show to know the contents, object of the course, to be able to frame, analyze and comment appropriately the texts and to be able to expose correctly and clearly the contents.
Questions and discussion aim to verify the correct understanding of the the historical and cultural context, the knowledge and the ability of critical reorganization of the same, and competence in synthetic and effective presentation.
Conventional, with powerpoint presentations.
Bibliography, presentations and further readings are available on the moodle platform.
Italian and Japanese Language.
Japanese texts.
Videos and other audiovisual materials.
Japanese and International artists and professors will be invited.
See: "moodle" for powerpoint presentations of the lessons, syllabus and further materials (video reference etc.).

This exam (with this syllabus) will be available only for the 4 "appelli" of the 2018-19 academic year.

Starting from 2019-20, a new syllabus will be in use.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 08/12/2018