Comparative Literature (i) (2019/2020)

Course code
4S01311
Name of lecturer
Stefano Tani
Coordinator
Stefano Tani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.

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,

Syllabus

THE COURSE DEALS WITH UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA AND ALTERNATIVE HISTORY IN LITERATURE, STARTING FROM THE SEMINAL TREATISE BY THOMAS MORE AND GIVING SEVERAL CLASSICAL EXAMPLES OF THE THREE CATEGORIES. i enclose the syllabus:


Primavera 2020
Letterature comparate, corso di laurea in Lettere, professor Stefano Tani
Corso triennale (36 ore, 6 crediti)
Lunedì, martedì:5:20-7:00pm, mercoledì 3:40 – 5:20pm, aula 1.3
ricevimento: martedì 3:15-4:45pm

Un diverso modo di narrare il tempo: utopia, distopia, ucronia

CALENDARIO DELLE LEZIONI


Lu Ma Me

Febbraio 2020

Presentazione del corso; modi e generi: fantastico e fantascienza
Utopia, distopia, ucronia;

UTOPIE:

Moro, Utopia (1516);


Campanella, La città del sole (1602);
Giupponi, Orkinzia (1908, solo brani in fotocopia);
FILM: “Orizzonte perduto” (1937).

Marzo

DISTOPIE:

Zamjatin, Noi (1924);
Huxley, Il mondo nuovo (Brave New World , 1932)


Test di metà corso

Orwell, 1984(1949)
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1953).


FILM: “Alphaville”, regia Jean-Luc Godard, 1965

UCRONIE:

“La verdadera Historia de la muerte dr Francisco Franco” (1960);
Harris, Fatherland(1992).


“Episodio di “Ai confini della realtà” (“Twilight Zone”, 1959)
Bordoni, Il cuoco di Mussolini (2009)

Test di fine corso, lezione conclusiva.


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
Agnes Heller e Riccardo Mazzeo Il vento e il vortice (Edizione 1) Erickson 2016 978-88-590-1149-1

Assessment methods and criteria

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

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