Italy within the world: literary and cultural comparative paths

LROM2854  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Italy within the world: literary and cultural comparative paths
5.0 credits
15.0 h
2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...

Teacher(s)
Language
Italien
Prerequisites

Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian (level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) .

Main themes

The aim of the course is the study of how Italian literature and culture had an influence in Europe and internationally, through networks of relationships which became established between Italy and countries all over the world (Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa). Through this perspective we will analyse literary movements, authors and works which, starting from Italy, had an impact on the literature, poetry and culture of other linguistic and literary regions (e.g. Dante in Latin America, visits to Italy made by European writers, Manzoni and the European historical novel, migration and Italian literature between the XIXth and  XXth centuries etc. ).
These comparative approaches will enable students to understand the place and the role of Italy in a more global perspective, at particular times relating to international literary history and culture. This analyses will bring out the special characteristics of Italian writers and their work, while also emphasising the links of continuity which these authors and their creations form with work from other parts of the world.

Aims

1.    to be able to analyse movements, authors and literary works in the Italian language ;
2.    to be able to make a relationship between these Italian movements, works and authors with writers and literary and cultural works from all over the world ;
3.    to be able to make use of a comparative approach to gain greater understanding of Italian literature and culture ;
4.    using the Italian example, to be able to interpret literature as an open, international system.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

Gender paths in the Italian 20th century. Men and women, conflicts and collaborations.

The topic of this academic year is a cultural journey through particularly significant moments in Italian history at the 20th century. This history contributed to Italy's cultural and social image on an international level. 

The focus is on the history of women in their different interactions with men. We will work in steps and each one will be analyzed through a particularly significant film and novel.

Evaluation: 40%: continuous evaluation (in particular, presentation of a film and a novel by the students in small groups during class sessions), 60%: oral examination. The readings and the film will be in Italian.

Teaching methods

An alternating schedule of lectures and sessions with active student-involvement.

Evaluation methods

40%: evaluation in itinere (in particular, presentation of a film and a novel by the students in small groups during class sessions), 60%: oral examination.

Other information

The course is given in Italian.

Online resources

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Bibliography
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Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
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Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
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Certificat universitaire en littérature
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