History of Literary Criticism (M) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S007400
Name of lecturer
Andrea Chiurato
Coordinator
Andrea Chiurato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
CuCi IIA dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to offer to the students a selection and an analysis of the essays published in the Western world during the 19th and the 20th century that were crucial in the construction of important critical methodologies.

Syllabus

The course aims to offer a rich and updated overview of the methodologies of literary criticism by retracing their historical evolution in an interdisciplinary perspective. Moving from the cornerstones of Western critical thought, we will focus in particular on the changes that have occurred in literary production following the advent of electromagnetic and digital technologies. The course aims also to stimulate the application of the main critical methodologies established since the end of the 18th century both to works of absolute importance in the literary tradition and to their respective transpositions and adaptations in other media.
In the course of the didactics the following topics will be dealt with:
- the definition of the concept of literature and the functions of criticism;
- the tools and orientations of modern and contemporary criticism;
- the problems posed by the convergence between media.

THE COURSE IS DELIVERED THROUGH ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS PANOPTO AND MOODLE.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Quinto Orazio Flacco Arte poetica: Lettera ai Pisoni Fazi Editore 2013
Cesare Segre Avviamento all’analisi del testo letterario Einaudi 1979
Francesco Orlando Due letture freudiane: Fedra e Il Misantropo, Einaudi 1997
Georg Wilhelm Hegel Estetica Einaudi 1997
Michail M. Bachtin Estetica e romanzo Einaudi 1997
Gerard Genette Figure III Einaudi 1976 9788806182571 Parte “Discorso del racconto”: Premessa, Introduzione, I. Ordine
Andrea Chiurato Geografie dell'esodo Patron 2020 9788855534833 Introduzione e capitolo 1 “La strada”
Italo Calvino Il castello dei destini incrociati Mondadori 2016
Oscar Wilde Il critico come artista Feltrinelli 2015
Sigmund Freud “Il perturbante”, in Id., Saggi sull’arte, la letteratura e il linguaggio, Bollati Boringhieri 1991
Alberto Casadei La critica letteraria contemporanea Il Mulino 2015
Roland Barthes L’analisi del racconto, Einaudi 1969
Umberto Eco Lector in fabula. La cooperazione interpretativa nei testi narrativi Bompiani 2016
Nicola Gardini Letteratura comparata. Metodi, periodi, generi Mondadori 2002
Italo Calvino Lezioni americane Mondadori 2016
Robert Louis Stevenson Lo strano caso del Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde Newton Compton 2016
Erich Auerbach Mimesis, il realismo nella letteratura occidentale, vol. 2 Einaudi 2002
Stefano Calabrese Neuronarratologia. Il futuro dell’analisi del racconto, Archetipo 2009
Edward Said Orientalismo Feltrinelli 2013 9788807882067 “Introduzione” e capitolo 1 “Il campo dell’orientalismo”
Francesco Orlando Per una teoria freudiana della letteratura Einaudi 1997
Linda Hutcheon Teoria degli adattamenti: i percorsi delle storie fra letteratura, cinema, nuovi media Armando 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in an oral interview on the bibliography of the course.
The final grade, expressed in thirtieths, will be the result of the following elements:
- critical and creative texts analysis ability;
- ability to correctly use the terminology related to the field of study;
- lexical appropriateness and argumentative ability.

There are no program differences for attending and non-attending students.