Comparative Literature (p)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/14 - CRITICAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
2 B dal Apr 4, 2022 al Jun 4, 2022.
Teaching comparative literature aims at transmitting to the students crucial conceptual intruments and modes of thoughts concerning some important literary themes current in the Western World. By the end of the course the student will master notions and critical methodologies used by the professor in class.
Chance, luck, destiny - concepts with blurred boundaries, anthropological constants and literary themes in every age and place - in the twentieth century have taken on new and particular meanings. After an historical and theoretical premise, the course examines prose works in which these themes are central, starting from Luigi Pirandello, passing through Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges, Dino Buzzati, to the cinema of Woody Allen, TV fiction and the latest forms of storytelling. The path winds on recurring images (the roll of the dice, the doors, the amulet, the survivor, the crystal ball...) and typical situations such as the meeting, the game, the waiting, the divination, the retrospective look at the events
Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.
Assessment method and criteria: oral exam with open questions about reference texts and materials in e-learning platform, better if integrated by ideas born from classroom discussions or culture, personal reflections:
Non-attending students must contact Prof. Boni (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org)