Upon completion of the course the students:
• Will be able to comprehend the historical way of existence and evolution of literature, seen as one, variable and changing, social cultural practice.
• Will be able to approach the peculiar relation of literature both with the production’s space and time, as with other social practices.
• Will be able to use tools and methods from a wide range of other disciplines (linguistics, psychology, sociology, semiotics etc.) to approach literature facts.
• will be acquired with knowledge and techniques for a more effective teaching of literature at school.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of the course is the Theory of Literature (Literature, History and Sociology of Literature, Comparative Literature, etc.). during the first lectures will be explored the historical way of existence and the evolution of literature, its synapses and its affinities with other social practices, as well as the various interrelations and contacts of the Theory with other disciplines. the terms of production, transmission, conscription, analysis and interpretation of those speech products which (through the intervention of various factors) are defined as literary will also be investigated. In the second part of lectures, a more specialised locus and deepening to those domains that constitute Literature will be detained.
Literature, Theory of Literature, aesthetics, types of speech, literary field, sociology of literature, literary movements, analysis and interpretation of texts