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POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

CODE 55862
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/21
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

     

    semester: I – Credits: 6 - Code: 55862 - Lesson Hours: 36

    The course introduces the student to the knowledge and understanding of Polish history and culture in the European context, starting from the period of Humanism to arrive at Romanticism, highlighting similarities and differences with neighbouring countries and with Italy

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students must be able to find a first orientation in the cultural and geographical area of ​​Poland and to identify some of its main peculiarities in the European context, understanding the relationship that exists between the cultural structure of Poland and that of other countries . The student will have acquired or confirmed the basic vocabulary necessary to define European cultural macro-phenomena from humanism to romanticism, and will know a selection of works by the greatest representatives of these currents in Poland. He will also be aware of the fundamental historical turning points that the country experienced during this period.

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The program consists of frontal lessons, delivered by the teacher, which will be supplemented by two international conferences related to the themes of translation and whose program will be provided at the beginning of the academic year. A further integration could be provided by a meeting with Erasmus professors and a lesson with international lecturers on Ukraine, an integral part of the Kingdom of Poland for centuries.


    During the lessons we will define the Polish specificities of European literary and cultural movements such as  Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism. Works of the major representatives of these currents will be studied in translation: Jan Kochanowski, Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski, Adam Mickiewicz. Particular attention will be devoted to the definition of Sarmatism, Messianism, Polonity, or the three most characteristic categories of thought for the understanding of the culture of this country.

    PREREQUISITES

    . No prerequisites requested.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Reading, explanation and commentary in class of some of the main texts. At least once during the semester students will be asked to prepare, in small groups of two or three people, a brief comment on one of the topics covered and to present it to the rest of the class

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    
     

    Teaching keywords: Humanism; Renaissance; Counter-Reformation; Baroque; Enlightenment; Romanticism; Sarmatism; Messianism; Center <> Periphery.

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    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The obligatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004 (2019). We will read chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). All texts, including a brief selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century, will be provided online in AULAWEB. Readings could be complemented by short videos

     Everyone will also read: Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa, "The echo of Sarmatian glory or the formation of national identity in ancient Polish literature," pp. 72-98 http://www.plit-aip.com/2007/pl_2007_099.html

    BIBLIOGRAPHY not attending student

    In addition to what is indicated above, non-attending students - i.e. students who cannot attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read:

    Introduction to the political writings of Adam Mickiewicz pp 109-129

    Marina Bersano Begey (edited by Krystyna Jaworska)

    https://plitonline.it/2013/plit-4-2013-109-129-marina-bersano-begey-kry…

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The obligatory manual for everyone is: "History of Polish literature" by Luigi Marinelli, Einaudi 2004 (2019). We will read chapters II (Renaissance), VI (Adam Mickiewicz), and VII (Romanticism after the insurrection). All texts, including a brief selection of some of the most significant works from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the nineteenth century, will be provided online. The readings will be complemented by short videos

     Everyone will also read: Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa, "The echo of Sarmatian glory or the formation of national identity in ancient Polish literature," pp. 72-98 http://www.plit-aip.com/2007/pl_2007_099.html

    BIBLIOGRAPHY not attending student

    In addition to what is indicated above, non-attending students - i.e. students who cannot attend at least 50% of the lessons - will read:

    Introduction to the political writings of Adam Mickiewicz pp 109-129

    Marina Bersano Begey (edited by Krystyna Jaworska)

    https://plitonline.it/2013/plit-4-2013-109-129-marina-bersano-begey-kry…

     

    POLISH STUDENTS MAY ASK FOR A POLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START


     October 12, 2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

     

     

    The oral exam will allow to evaluate the student's ability to put in relation the various topics discussed during the course. During the exam, which includes open questions and feedbacks on the entire program covered, will be evaluated. the quality of the presentation, the correct use of the vocabulary (in particular in relation to the literary movements and the currents of thought studied), the capacity of critical and temporal orientation.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     

    The student will demonstrate to have assimilated the program, to have acquired the basic knowledge provided during the semester, to be able to elaborate a short speech both on the subject at will and on those required and to comment on the texts studied during the course semester, placing them in the Polish and European historical and cultural context. Attendance and active participation in the lessons will not only facilitate the exam path but will also be evaluated in the final score.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Polish students may read all the literary texts in the bibliography in the original language.

    Special facilitations will be provided for Ukrainian students.

    Students with certified DSA, disabilities or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.