Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
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Course code
LT1245 (AF:451910 AR:246828)
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ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
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Title of the course - The triumph of the hero - epic genre and literary canon. My Comparative Literature lessons concern authors and general problems, they use an integrative methodology for reading texts which intends to reconcile the psychological, historical-cultural and philological-linguistic aspects. At the same time, a reflection on epic narration is suggested as a container of original formal paradigms of literary discourse. Students will therefore be given the essential tools to tackle literary studies not limited to the point of view of the Western canon.
The course aims to introduce first-year students to the study of literature by proposing an excursus that highlights the evolution of literary genres their influence on the tradition The general training objectives concern: a) the basic understanding of the main definitions of "simple" literary forms and of historically determined literary genres c) the ability to apply specific historical-literary terminology d) the ability to recognize general psychological processes in the structure of texts e) the ability to recognize the influence of epical texts on modern literature. These skills concerning the functioning of the literary text should be considered basic skills to continue in the curriculum.
None. There is no prerequisite: it's enough a good knowledge of Italian.
The examination of the different critical positions will be conducted with reference to the main trends in comparative studies. Students will also be given essential methodology tools with the appropriate terminology and the correct nomenclature used in literary analysis.
Charles Baudouin, Il trionfo dell'eroe: psicanalisi delle grandi epopee, reprint, Libreria editrice Cafoscarina, 2023
The specific chapters of the text will be indicated by the teacher. Appropriate secondary reading 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.
Lectures; programmed participation of students with brief interventions in which they’ll have to demonstrate communicative skills.
Appropriate secondary reading may be suggested during the course.

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Last update of the programme: 01/05/2023