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PORTUGUESE LITERATURE AND CULTURE (LM)

CODE 90256
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/08
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Literatura and memory

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course will examine the variety of literary and artistic expressions in a XXth century  perspective of Fernando Pessoa and the Portuguese Modernism. The course will focus on on specific topics such as the poetics of "eteronimia", and its influences on the modern aestethics .

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    An introduction to the african literatures written in portuguese and their relationship with portuguese and brazilian history, culture and society from the origin to modernity, with a special focus on the case studies of Angola and Cape Verde and the angolan writer Luandino Vieira.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures and seminars in italian and portuguese. Attendance is heartily recommended. Students who are unable to attend will have to study some supplementary material

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course includes a theoretical part focused on memory as opposition to oblivion starting from the reflections of Paul Ricoeur, on the historically framed relationship between literature and memory (the text as memory and as resistance to absence) and on the relationship between individual memory (the writing of nostalgia) and collective memory (the depositary writer and witness of the story telling). In the second part of the course these concepts will be analyzed in the light of the literary text (of Portuguese and Brazilian context) produced from the end of the 19th century to the present day. Some examples: the memory of the disease (José Cardoso Pires); the intertwining of family epic and twentieth-century history from the Shoah to emigration to Brazil (Michael Laub); the critical reinterpretation of Portuguese colonialism (Isabel de Figueiredo)

    This teaching is part of the research project “MemWar. Memories of Wars and Traumas of the Twentieth century” of the LCM Department (https://memwarunige.hypotheses.org/). Students are warmly invited to participate in the theatrical laboratory on the memory of wars (for info and registration https://corsi.unige.it/8740/news/5566-laboratorio-teatrale-narramondo-per-progetto-memwar). Participation in the theater workshop entitles you to 3 CFUs.

    Teaching’s keywords: Memory: Cultural memory; Individual memory; Collective memory; Shared memory, Postmemory; Places of memory; Cultural texts

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Ricoeur, Paul, La memoria, la storia, l’oblio, Milano, Raffaello Cortina, 2003

    Antonio Prete, Nostalgia – Storia di un sentimento, Milano, Raffaello Cortina, 1992

    Luciana Stegagno Picchio, Storia della letteratura brasiliana, Torino, Einaudi, 1997

    AA.VV, (a cura di V. Tocco), Breve storia della Letteratura portoghese, Pisa, Carocci

    Machado de Assis, Memorie dell’aldilà, Milano, Rizzoli, 1991

    Chico Buarque, Latte versato, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2010

    José Cardoso Pires, De profundis, Milano, Feltrinelli, 1998

    Isabel Figueiredo, Quaderno di memorie coloniali, Perugia, Urogallo, 2018

    Michel Laub, Diario della caduta, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2014

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

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    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be a conversation in Italian or Portuguese and will consist of questions on the whole course (https:// servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami).

     

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    20/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    10/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    10/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    14/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    04/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    14/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11
    27/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale si segnala che l'orario dell'appello del 27 settembre è spostato dalle ore 10 alle ore 11