UCJIOPBP27 Introduction to the Study of Literature

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Táňa Pavlíková Alešová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Táňa Pavlíková Alešová, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The seminar aims to introduce students into the basic questions of literary study and its vocabulary. The course includes reading and speaking about a selection of major works that represent the most important authors, periods and movements of Italian literature. That`s how the achieved theoretical knowledge is put into practice through the text analysis. The seminars offer the rudiments of the knowledge necessary for further study of Italian literature.
Learning outcomes
The students have a general knowledge of the Italian literary terminology and are able to apply it in the analysis of a literary text. They know the discussed authors and their most important works.
  • 1. Comunicazione 2. I generi letterari: poesia, dramma 3. I generi letterari: prosa 4. Le strutture narrative: fabula, intreccio, nuclei narrativi, sequenze 5. I meccanismi narrativi, narratore, prospettiva, distanza, voce 6. Le forme del discorso 7. Tipologia dei personaggi 8. Tempo e spazio narrativo 9. L’immaginario della letteratura 10. Le figure della retorica 11. La stratificazione poetica: gli strati del significante 12. La stratificazione poetica: gli strati del significato 13. Revisione, controllo delle analisi
    required literature
  • Villa, R. La letteratura e il suo pubblico. Milano: Mondadori, 1987, pp. 1310-1334.
  • Baldi, G. et al. (a cura di). Dal testo alla storia. Dalla storia al testo. Milano: Paravia, 2002. (vybrané texty)
  • Balboni, P. E., Cardona, M. (a cura di). Storia e testi di letteratura italiana per stranieri. Perugia: Guerra, 2002. (vybrané texty)
    recommended literature
  • Petrů, E. Úvod do studia literární vědy. Olomouc: Rubico, 2000.
Teaching methods
home preparation of assigned texts, work in seminars
Assessment methods
Written exam, obligatory attendance, homework, essay.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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