Comparative Literature SC (p) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefano Tani
Stefano Tani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at giving the student the conceptual, methodological and cultural base that is necessary in order to analyze and interpret the topic of the course; also, it intends to develop the student's skills in speaking and writing correctly about the topic.


Title of the course: From vampire to zombie. Illness and solitude in the western novel from the 19th century to nowadays. The course intends to analyze two protagonists of normally lowbrow novels and B movies; actually vampires and zombies in the best fiction & film devoted to them denounce unconbfessed malaise and fears of respectively 19th century and contemporary men. 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
Mario Barzaghi Il mito del vampiro (Edizione 1) Rubbettino 2010

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.