Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
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Course code
LM3570 (AF:389660 AR:205254)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The course aims to trace the historical and theoretical coordinates of a comparative perspective in the context of Eastern European literatures.
Knowledge of the main theoretical positions from Russian formalists to the Tartu school, with attention to the specificity of the individual national traditions, and with references to the contributions of Jakobson, Bakhtin, Ingarden, Wellek, Marino, Vodicka, Todorov, Kristeva, Lotman Žižek, Naumow, Kantor et alii. Particular attention will be paid to the work and thought of Vladimir Kantor.
None (knowledge of the Italian language)
The contribution of Eastern Europe and Slavic literatures to the establishment of a new methodology of historical-literary studies spans theTtwentieth century. The individual theoretical positions seem to converge towards an idea of ​​universal literature that transcends the historical tragedies of the short century. Readings and comparative issues related to the concept of Europe will be addressed.

Teaching Unit ed. by the Teacher = Alessandro Scarsella, La Grande Guerra. Letteratura e teoria di un conflitto mondiale, Torino, Marietti, 2022; general part: R. Jakobson, Premesse di storia letteraria slava, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 1975; Glagolitsa. Studi Slavistici di Storia del Libro in Italia, Milano, Biblion, 2021; A. Naumow, Idea – Immagine – Testo. Studi di letteratura slavo-ecclesiastica, a cura di Krassimir Stantchev, Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2015; monographic part: V. Kantor, Dostoevskij, Nietzsche e la crisi del cristianesimo in Europa, Venezia-Mestre, Amos, 2015; V. Kantor, Dostoevskij in dialogo con l’Occidente, Venezia-Mestre, Amos, 2022.
Oral. Creation of study groups at optional frequency. An optional final written exam is required. It is also possible to arrange a personalized exam program with the teacher.
Frontal Lesson; readings and commentary on texts; For the general theoretical part it is recommended to consult the volume: Percorsi di teoria e comparatistica letteraria [Paths of literary theory and comparative studies], edited by Stefania Sini and Franca Sinopoli, Milan, Turin, Pearson Italia, 2021

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "International cooperation" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 11/01/2023