POETIC AND RHETORIC
|Academic year||2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years|
|Official course title||POETICA E RETORICA|
|Course code||FT0519 (AF:332035 AR:179090)|
|Modality||On campus classes|
|Degree level||Bachelor's Degree Programme|
|Educational sector code||M-FIL/05|
|Moodle||Go to Moodle page|
The conceptual foundations of literary and poetic studies are closely intertwined with questions of rhetoric: the course touches different disciplinary fields as philosophy of language, linguistics and contemporary epistemological perspectives.
1. identify theorical and historical-critical dimensions
2. critically engage with philosophical arguments organizing them
3. differentiate positions within the contemporary philosophical landscapes
The course is centered on three themes: metaphor, image, and style. We will examine philosophical analyses of rhetoric, focusing on contemporary debates and consider their historical roots, with the aim of examining the implications for contemporary philosophy. Some of the topics that will be considered are proof, arguing, objectivity. Sources include philosophical analyses of literature and works of literature.
- Roland Barthes, «Retorica antica», Bompiani
- Pierre Hadot, «Filosofia, dialettica e retorica nell'antichità», in Id., «Studi di filosofia antica» Edizioni ETS
- Carlo Ginzburg, «Rapporti di forza. Storia, retorica, prova», Feltrinelli (a selection)
The main teaching methods of the course are the lecture and the lecture-discussion. Every student will be encouraged to participate in the discussion of the materials (small group seminars and presentations).
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