L-FIL-LET/14 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understandig: Knowledge of the fundamental elements of comparative studies as a scientific subject; acquisition of comparatistic, thematic and intertextual research methodologies.

Applying knowledge and understanding: Ability to consider literary texts critically; ability to connect elements of European literatures with those of non-European literatures with reference to the themes of secrecy and the incongruous; ability to orient oneself within the printed and online bibliography; ability to link competences in an interdisciplinary fashion.

Making judgement: Critical ability to combine literary competences acquired in an interdisciplinary fashion and to interpret different sociolinguistic and cultural domains from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

Communication skills: Ability to present the results of one’s study in complex ways; ability to discuss literary contents effectively and critically.

Learning skills: Development of autonomous learning skills in studying the literary materials of the course with the aim of interacting with diverse interlocutors and in different working environments.

Course Structure

The lectures will be supplemented by seminars with other teachers and, if possible, by tests in progress.

Detailed Course Content

  1. Comparative literature as a discipline.
  2. The secret and the incongruous: Gogol ', Dostoevskij, Kafka, Borges, Cortàzar, Buzzati.

Textbook Information

  1. Mariangela Lopopolo, Che cos’è la letteratura comparata, Carocci
    1. Nikolaj Gogol’, I racconti di Pietroburgo, Oscar Mondadori
    2. Fjodor M. Dostoevskij, Memorie dal sottosuolo, Oscar Mondadori
    3. Franz Kafka, I racconti, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli
    4. Jorge Luis Borges, Finzioni, Adelphi
    5. Julio Cortàzar, Bestiario, Einaudi
    6. Dino Buzzati, Sessanta racconti, Oscar Mondadori
    7. Carlo A. Augieri, Il segreto e la nascita dell’interiorità: sottosuolo, tana e scrittura “inconclusa” (in Studium)
    8. For each of the authors studied, other short critical texts will be included in Studium.

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