Comparative Aspects of the Study of Literature and Art
- The course enables students to explore the rich variety of interrelationships between literature and the arts, learn about contemporary approaches to ‘reading’ and interpreting of the arts across media, and enhance their intermedial literacy.
- Students analyzes individual works of art from an intermedial and/or comparative perspectives, applies the accumulated knowledge of the English short story in individual research and college classroom contexts.
- Students identify the transmedial features of film, opera, and other arts originating from and prototypal in literature.
- Students reveal and explain the (audio)visual (e.g. cinematic, pictorial, musical) dimensions of literary texts.
- Students engage in fluent written and oral professional interaction in English and build oral arguments in response to the intellectually challenging problems.
- Students participate in guided discussions of fiction, art, literary/art/music criticism, and theory of intermediality.
- Students embark on, complete, and present individual research mini-projects
- Students write articulate and clear short texts in comparative and intermedial study of literature and arts.
- Forms, devices, and techniques of literature and the arts
- The world of words and music
- Concepts that permeate literature and the arts
- ParticipationParticipation comprises students’ asking and answering questions and taking part in the discussion. Each class is devoted to a specific topic. Students prepare the assigned readings to conduct an in-class discussion of the sources and on the issues scheduled for the correspondent date. The course instructor coordinates the discussion and evaluates each student’s participation and contribution.
- PresentationIn the first week of the course, students sign up for presentations, which are based on their independent study of an artwork in the light of the relevant theoretical approaches and/or their independent research into the issue discussed in class.
- QuizThe quiz comprises 10 multiple choice questions based on the content of the lectures. It is conducted via Smart LMS within a week after the last lecture. Time limit – 10 minutes, 1 attempt. Students are allowed to use any extra sources, books, and web sites within the time limit.
- ExamOn the scheduled examination date and at the appointed time, students log in to their Smart LMS accounts to write a 1 hour exam paper. The exam is a short 1.5 – 2-page essay (800-1500 words) on 1 of the 3-5 topics/questions given for the student’s choice. The exam is limited to 1 hour only from the moment the student opens the exam electronic form.
- 2022/2023 4th module0.29 * Participation + 0.32 * Exam + 0.1 * Quiz + 0.29 * Presentation
- Damrosch, D. (2017). How to Read World Literature (Vol. Second edition). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1553409
- Pizer, J. (2000). Goethe’s “World Literature” Paradigm and Contemporary Cultural Globalization. Comparative Literature, 52(3), 213. https://doi.org/10.1215/-52-3-213
- Wood, M., & Bermann, S. (2005). Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=305805