Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LMF560 (AF:394832 AR:210900)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The Great War. Literature and theory of a world conflict.
Through the recognition of the literary corpus of the Great War (1914-1918) and of the current studies on the subject, we intend to indicate the essential references to a multilingual and multidisciplinary definition of the phenomenon of literature, with specific application to the Twentieth Century.
The course aims to introduce two-year students to the cross-study of historical and literary phenomena, with applicative reference to texts, documents, testimonies relating to the experience and memory of the Great War. The training objectives concern: a) the basic understanding of the main theoretical definitions that characterize the literary genres, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their reuse in the thematic context of the Great War b) ability to recognize these formulas in contexts and languages ​​not dealt with directly in the lectures c) ability to apply a specific historical-literary terminology d) These competences concerning the methodology and field of historical-critical research must be considered advanced competences in the literary-cultural curriculum.
None (good knowledge of Italian)
Literary text and extra-literary testimonies: the methodology of cultural studies - literary genres and private writing: oppositions and intersections - the literature of the First World War as a sample of analysis - autobiographical elements and literary elaboration: narrating the horror of war - splitting and transformation of the personality of the literary message's sender and target.
Appropriate secondary reading in English may be suggested during the course.
The exam will take place in oral form and will focus exclusively on the program carried out by the teacher. During the oral exam the teacher will propose questions aimed at ascertaining the student's preparation, with particular reference to: the degree of knowledge and ability to understand and apply theoretical principles to the reading and interpretation of literary texts. The teacher will also verify learning skills, communication skills in verbal exposition, and the acquired autonomy of critical judgment.
An optional preparatory written test will be offered to students for the purpose of verification useful for monitoring the level of preparation achieved by the student before he or she takes the oral exam.
Frontal Lesson (creation of study groups at optional frequency)

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: 22/07/2022