Comparative Literature

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ / Comparative Literature
Title in ItalianLetterature Comparate
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGabriella Macri
Course ID280006616

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

Registered students: 67
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student must know the basic methodologies and tools of comparative studies (theory of literary genres, intertextuality, relations between literature and the arts, the concept of rewriting, interculturalism), must be able to apply the different methodologies in the practice of analysis of the literary text and demonstrate that they have acquired the concept of the supranational dimension of literature.
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to comparative literature and methodology through a theoretical intake of comparative literature and themes through comparative data and content (literature and myth, Theory of litteraries genres, literature and rewriting, literature and arts, interculturality, intertextuality etc).
comparative literature, intertextuality
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Communication with the students is performed via email. We use the computer for bibliographic research etc. The lessons is performed en presence.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Student Assessment
The students will be evaluted with a final oral exam. The attending ones can support two exams in early sessions during the semester. The examination will be considered passed if the stuents will pass both of the tests.
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • early exams sessions (2) (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
F. De Cristofaro (a cura di), Letterature comparate, Carocci 2021 Studiare i seguenti capitoli: Introduzione. Passato, presente e futuro 2. Il dialogo intertestuale 3. Temi, motivi, topoi 4. Riscritture 5. La letteratura e le altre arti 6. Letteratura-mondo. Oriente/Occidente 8. La dimensione culturale dei testi 9. Traduttologia 10. La letteratura e i media. Περαιτέρω βιβλιογραφία προστίθεται στη διάρκεια των μαθημάτων. Περαιτέρω πληροφορίες δίνονται στην πλατφόρμα elearning του μαθήματος
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