The Course aims to transfer the most advanced Concepts of recent Literary Debate, and to verify the Critical Skills of the students. These goals will be verified through a written essay and a final oral exam, in the final perspective of Literary Teaching.
The whole Course is a reading and writing Lab; it is divided in two modules (18 hours each). Students will work either individually and in group.
The First Part introduces to the Theory of Literature as a Form of Human and Cultural Communication. The Second Part focuses on the relation between Self, Power, and Society in Ancient and Modern Literature.
Module A: Literature Today
Text: F. Bertoni, Letteratura. Teorie, metodi, strumenti, Carocci, pp. 3-286
Module B: Self, Power, and Society
Texts: Sofocle, Antigone, Feltrinelli; Machiavelli, Il principe, Einaudi, Torino, 2018; Shakespeare, Amleto, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2018; G. Orwell, 1984, Mondadori, Milano, 2020.
Accompanying text: A. Scuderi, Il libertino in fuga. Genealogia di un modello culturale, Donzelli, pp. 1-184.
Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.
For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).
All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.