Literature and Humor

Course Information
TitleΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΧΙΟΥΜΟΡ / Literature and Humor
Title in ItalianLetteratura e Humour
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600018472

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester the students are expected to be able to carry out a litarary analysis on works of Italian, Greek and other authors, with the possible use of comparative methodology, focusing on their humouristic elements (irony, satire, witz).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
The history of humour in European literature, from Petrarch to these days. The forms of literary humour (in letters, dialogues, short stories, novels), as twists of the narrative perspective. The function of the reader in the perception of the literary humour.
literature, humour
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Communication with the students is performed via email. We use the computer for bibliographic research etc.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
Student performance is assessed with a final oral examination, in which each student presents the paper he wrote during the semester under the tutor’s supervision, and is questioned on the entire programme. Students who plan to attend class regularly have the option of taking two progress tests during the semester; if successful, they are relieved of the final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • 2 early exams sessions (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
G. Alfano, L’umorismo Letterario, Carocci, Roma 2017
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