The course introduces the students to the study of literature. It poses questions such as: what is literature?Why and how we read a literary text? How do we tell a story? How is a narrative connected to our daily life and how it can affect it? What is the connection of a narrative with the arts and the media? How does literature relate to society, gender, race, ideology, identity, history, technology?
Through particular test cases we analyze text, intertext, hyper-text; this broader interdisciplinary approach to narrative practices and critical reading, his course will provide a basis which will reinforce the teaching of more specialized courses of literature in the freshman year.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is structured by each individual instructor on the basis of the book The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (2nd edition, 2008) by H. Porter Abbott.