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RUSSIAN LITERATURE II
LETTERATURA RUSSA II

The discovery of the self in Russian realistic novel of 18th century
La scoperta dell'Io nel romanzo realistico russo dell'800. Turgenev, Tolstoj, Dostoevskij.

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giuseppe Ghini Please contact the professor by email
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language Russian
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE OCCIDENTALE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to:

Introduce the students to the poetics of Russian realistic novel.

Let the students consider the relationship between literature and anthropology.

Present the style of each novelist.

Program

  • Social criticism and the character as a person 
  • Turgenev's characters (Fathers and Sons, A nest of gentry)
  • Beyond Romanticism
  • The mystery of Turgenev's characters
  • The poetics of hint.
  • The crisis of Turgenev's characters
  • The interiority of Turgenev's characters
  • Ordo amoris as their final result
  • The nature of Tolstoj's characters (Anna Karenina, War and peace, The death of Ivan Il'ich, Resurrection, The power of darkness)
  • Idiolects of Tolstoj's characters 
  • Tolstoj's characters and their psychology 
  • Guilt and repentance in Tolstoj's works
  • The "resurrection" of Tolstoj's characters
  • The nature of Dostoevskij's characters (Crime and punishment, The Demons, The brothers Karamazov)
  • Dostoevskij's superior realism
  • Dostoevskij's characters and freedom
  • Guilt and repentance in Dostoevskij's works
  • Death and rebirth in Dostoevskij's works
  • Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

    Knowledge and understanding

    Knowledge of the main tools of literary criticism

    Knowledge of the peculiarity of Russian literature

    Applying knowledge and understanding

    Ability to understand and discuss several the literary criticism of each text

    Ability to estimate different critical points of view

    Making judgements

    Ability to develop one's own literary judgement

    Learning skills

    Independent reading of Russian literary texts 

    Ability to apply what have been acquired to different texts

    Communication skills

    Ability to convey clearly and coherently the contents of the lessons to specialists and non-specialists interlocutors

    Ability to convey with accuracy and effectiveness the contents of the lessons to specialists and non-specialists interlocutors

    Teaching Material

    The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

    Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

    Teaching

    Front lessons with audiovisual support and original materials

    Course books

    Turgenev: Fathers and Sons, A nest of gentry

    Tolstoj: Anna Karenina, The death of Ivan Il'ich, The power of darkness

    Dostoevskij:  The brothers Karamazov

    Ghini: Anime russe. Turgenev, Tolstoj, Dostoevskij. L'uomo nell'uomo

    Assessment

    The exam consists of a brief essay (about 1200 words) in which the students have to apply what he learned to a partially new topic. The exam lasts 2 hours.

    As an evaluation criteria, apart from the content, will be considered the student's ability of clearly, coherently and effectively communicating and arguing for his own views.

    Disabilità e DSA

    Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

    A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

    Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

    Teaching

    Independent study

    Course books

    Turgenev: Fathers and Sons, A nest of gentry

    Tolstoj: Anna Karenina, War and peace, The death of Ivan Il'ich, Resurrection, The power of darkness

    Dostoevskij: Crime and punishment, The Demons, The brothers Karamazov

    Ghini: Anime russe. Turgenev, Tolstoj, Dostoevskij. L'uomo nell'uomo

    Assessment

    The exam consists of a brief essay (about 1200 words) in which the students have to apply what he learned to a partially new topic. The exam lasts 2 hours.

    As an evaluation criteria, apart from the content, will be considered the student's ability of clearly, coherently and effectively communicating and arguing for his own views.

    Disabilità e DSA

    Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

    A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

    Notes

    Beginning with academic year 2014-15 the course lasts an academic year.

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