Comparative Literature (p) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01400
Name of lecturer
Matteo Rima
Coordinator
Matteo Rima
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIB dal Apr 24, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

In the advanced class of Comparative Literature (36 hours, 6 CFU) students will learn to write an essay from both a narratological and stylistical point of view. The essay will be based upon the analysis of a short narrative thematically similar to the ones studied in the introductive class, "Futuri futuribili". The advanced class provides the opportunity – unfortunately not very common – to write a scientific essay and is therefore recommended to all the students who plan to begin working on their final thesis.

In order to attend the advanced class of Comparative Literature, students must first attend the introductive class (held by professor Stefano Tani during the first part of the second semester).

Syllabus

COURSE TITLE: FUTURI FUTURIBILI - FUTURISTIC FUTURES

In the first part of the 36 hours, students will acquire some basic notions of narratology (see Grosser) and will learn which are the best ways to write a good essay (Tani lecture notes).

In the second part of the class, student will put into practice what they have learned: they will write an essay in which they analyze some short stories (selected bt the teacher). Then, the essays will be discussed in class.


TEXTS

Please note that the title list is not definitive and it could be changed.

Hermann Grosser, Narrativa (1985);

At the beginning of the class, the students will receive a booklet containing the short stories that must be analyzed. Every student will have his/her own story to work on.

The stylistics lessons will be based upon professor Stefano Tani's lecture notes.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active involvement in class, writing of the essay, discussion in class.

The students who won't attend the class MUST contact the teacher before taking the exam, in order to receive the substitute program.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017