Russian literature and culture 1
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.
The course aims at introducing some of the most relevant Russian writers and their works, with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will be held in the light of the thematic approach of "Russia and the East"
The course consists of 4 sections:
1. History of Russia, with a particular focus on the 19th and 20th centuries;
2. Russia and the Orient from a historical, geo-political, and cultural point of view;
3. Literary works: reading of texts in translation and analysis of original passages in Russian language;
4. Inter-semiotic translations: Russian literature in opera and cinema.
- Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time
- Lermontov, The Novice (Mtsyri)
- Pushkin, The Prisoner of the Caucasus
- Tolstoy, The Prisoner of the Caucasus
- Bodrov, Prisoner of the Mountains (film)
- Pushkin, The Tale of the Golden Cockerel
- Rimsky-Korsakov, The Golden Cockerel (opera)
- Platonov, Soul (Dzhan)
- Aylisli, Stone Dreams
Essays and critique:
- (history) M. Kort, A Brief History of Russia or N.V. Riasanovsky, S. Romano, Storia della Russia
- D. Brower, E. Lazzerini, Russia’s Orient: imperial borderlands and peoples, 1700–1917.
- A. Ferrari, Quando il Caucaso incontrò la Russia.
- L. Magarotto, La conquista del Caucaso nella letteratura russa dell’Ottocento.
- G. P. Piretto, La Russia “dentro e fuori l’Europa”.
Further readings will be indicated during the course. If needed, international students will be given essays in English.
!!! Non-attending students must contact the teacher before the exam!!!