Comparative Literature (i) (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Tani
Stefano Tani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
First half of Semester 2 dal Feb 26, 2018 al Apr 21, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Comparative Literature concerns great literary themes of the Western world, genres, periods and movements in a transnational perspective, and guides the students to understand and study them,


"NOVEL-GRAPHIC NOVEL- FILM: the case of the detective tale." This course will analyze a few masterpieces of the detective novel genre (works by Poe, Doyle, Simenon, Chandler) and their transformations into graphic novels and films. The course will teach the way to interpret a work into its different artistic renditions.

The program will focus on:

a text on the history of the detective novel genre
a few stories and novel by Poe, Doyle, Simenon, and Chandler.
an essay dealing with the transition from novel to graphic novel.
an essay dealing with the transition from novel to film.

Teaching Methodology:
Attending students: lectures devoted to the transmission of basic notions on the subject, encouraging questions and interaction.
Non-attending students: additional readings.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Matteo Rima Parole e nuvole. Holmes, Marlowe e Maigret dal romanzo al fumetto (Edizione 1) ombre corte 2009 9788895366517

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple-choice test and/or essay questions during the course and final oral exam during the regular exam periods.

to verify the student's ability to learn and apply the acquired knowledge and competence concerning the topic of the course.

Teaching aids


Student opinions - 2017/2018